The Chairman of the State Agency for National Security meets the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

On 25 January 2018 the State Agency for National Security (SANS) Chairman, Mr. Dimitar Georgiev, and the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Mr. Gilles de Kerchove, discussed the current terrorism related challenges and threats, including radicalization trends and foreign terrorist fighters’ cross-border travels as well as irregular migration issues. Another topic of discussions was the security situation in Western Balkan countries.

After the meeting, Mr. Gilles de Kerchove visited the National Counterterrorism Center, operational 24/7, and located at SANS.

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A joint operation of SANS, the General Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and the Specialized Prosecution Office was conducted aimed to neutralize international scheme for financial frauds and money laundering

On 17-18.01.2018, a specialized operation involving officials from the State Agency for National Security (SANS) and the General Directorate for Combating Organized Crime – Ministry of Interior, under the leadership and control of the Specialized  Prosecution Office, aimed at neutralizing of pyramid structure of large dimensions dealing with commercial frauds, progressive customer recruitment and money laundering through creation and distribution of virtual currency OneCoin, was conducted.

The operation was initiated in connection with an International request for legal assistance issued by a prosecutor’s office of EU member state.

House searches of 14 addresses and seizures were made in the course of investigation.

The work on the case is in progress.

On 4th of January the State Agency for National Security celebrated its 10th anniversary

On 04.01.2018 at a solemn ceremony in the premises of the State Agency for National Security (SANS) the professional holiday of the Agency and 10 years from its foundation were celebrated.

On this occasion the Chairman Mr. Dimitar Georgiev expressed his gratitude to the employees of the Agency for their dedicated work in protecting the citizens, national interests and the statehood in the context of the dynamic and complex security environment.

Mr. Georgiev stressed that the efforts of the SANS management are focused on establishing the Agency as a modern structure, rapidly adapting to the new challenges.

The SANS Chairman pointed out that all that was achieved during the 10-year history of the Agency would have been impossible without the solid base, laid down by a decree of knyaz Ferdinand (in force since 1907) for the establishment of a counterintelligence structure which was sustainably upgraded through different historical periods.

Furthermore, he expressed his appreciation for the fruitful cooperation, trust and support to the Bulgarian institutions and the foreign partners of the Agency.

Congratulations to the employees on the occasion of the professional holiday of the State Agency for National Security were communicated by the state leadership, state institutions, the security services of the Republic of Bulgaria and foreign partner services as well.


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