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During a joint operations of SANS, the MoI and the Prosecutor’s Office, carried out on the territory of Pernik, Sevlievo and Vratsa, a large quantity of cigarettes was confiscated without Bulgarian excise bands

On 29.11.2017 on the territory of the towns of Pernik, Sevlievo and Vratsa, State Agency for National Security officers, jointly with the Ministry of Interior officers, following directions and under the supervision of the Prosecutor’s Office held operations for the interception of illegal activities connected to the distribution of excise goods without Bulgarian excise bands.

The actions in Pernik were carried out with the participation of the Customs Agency officers.

Pretrial proceedings were initiated on the cases. Four persons were detained and a large number of cigarettes were seized.

The work on the three cases continues.

 
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.

 
A channel for trafficking of migrants through the borders of our country from Turkey towards the territory of Austria has been neutralized in the course joints actions on the part of SANS, the MoI and the Prosecutor’s Office

Officials from the State Agency for National Security (SANS) and from the MoI, under the leadership and the supervision of the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office, conducted on November 15th 2017 a specialized operation, aimed at neutralizing an organized criminal group, which was involved in the illegal transfer of migrants through the territory of Bulgaria from Turkey towards Western Europe, as well as in supporting their stay in our country.

The operation was conducted on the territory of the city of Sofia, the Sofia Region and regions of Vidin and Montana.

A pre-trial proceeding was initiated on the case.

According to the evidence collected so far, the group organized the illegal transfer of migrants from Turkey through the territory of Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary towards the territory of Austria.

The Specialized Prosecutor’s Office indicted eight participants in the criminal group – six Bulgarian citizens and two Pakistani citizens. Six participants in the criminal group – four Bulgarian and two Pakistani citizens, have been imposed Prosecutor’s detention for up to 72 hours, following a Prosecutor’s ruling by a prosecutor from the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office. One of the participants – a Bulgarian citizen, is currently located in a European country and he is to be indicted following his detention. The eighth participant was imposed the measure bail to the amount of 5000 BGN due to his severe health condition.

The work on the case continues.

 
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