Illegal activities, connected with tax crimes and money laundering have been neutralized in the course of joint checks of SANS, MoI and the Prosecutor’s Office

Teams of officials from the State Agency for National Security (SANS) and the Ministry of Interior (MoI), under the leadership and the supervision of the Plovdiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office conducted on 14.11.2017 and 15.11.2017 a specialized operation, aimed at neutralizing activities, related to tax crimes and money laundering.

The actions undertaken were in connection to a pre-trial proceeding, initiated at the Plovdiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office with regard to an operational case of SANS bodies.

Eighteen searches and confiscations were conducted, including such at four gas stations.

It has been established that there were around 100 000 liters of fuel without the necessary paperwork for its purchase, which was subsequently sold by the gas stations without issuing a cash receipt. A sum to the amount of over 1,9 million BGN, generated as a result of illicit activity, was discovered and confiscated.

Ten persons were detained for a period of 24 hours. Two of the persons were indicted under art. 253 and art. 255 of the Criminal Code and they were detained for a period of 72 hours by the supervising prosecutors.

The work on the case continues.