Nine persons were detained for illegally transferring foreigners through the territory of the country in the course of specialized operations of SANS, the Ministry of Interior and the Prosecutor’s Office, which were carried out on the territory of So

Officials of the State Agency for National Security /SANS/ and from the Ministry of Interior /MoI/, under the leadership and the supervision of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office of Sredets, conducted a specialized operation during the period April 24th-27th 2017 on the territory of the Burgas Region, which was aimed at neutralizing the illegal transfer of foreigners through the Bulgarian borders and the support of their stay in our country.

Two pre-trial proceedings were initiated on the case.

Six Bulgarian citizens were detained for a period of 72 hours.

A large number of SIM cards, mobile telephones, portable computers, one illegally possessed firearm, license plates of vehicles, as well as three cars were discovered and confiscated in the course of the conducted procedural-investigatory actions.

The work on the case continues.

On April 27th officials from SANS and from the MoI, under the leadership and the supervision of the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office, conducted a specialized operation on the territory of the towns Sofia and Harmanli, which was aimed at neutralizing the activity of an organized criminal group, which conducted an illegal transfer of foreign citizens through the territory of Bulgaria.

A pre-trial proceedings were initiated on the case.

Three persons were detained for a period of 72 hours – one Bulgarian citizen and two Syrians. One of the Syrian citizens, who is the leader of the group, has a refugee status, while the other one has a humanitarian status.

Mobile telephones, SIM cards, portable computers, documents about financial transfers, identity documents and other evidence of the criminal activity on the part of the persons were discovered and confiscated in the course of the conducted procedural-investigatory actions.

On April 29th the Specialized Criminal Court imposed the preventive measures of “Detention” on the three persons.

The work on the case continues.

The abovementioned operations have been part of the joint actions of the law-enforcement bodies towards identifying and neutralizing activities for the illegal entering and transfer of foreigners to and through the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.