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ANNOUNCEMENT

In response to media inquiries and publications, concerning the State Agency for National Security`s (SANS) engagement in the clarification of the facts regarding the unauthorized access to the Bulgarian National Revenue Agency database, SANS states that:

SANS has provided and provides information on facts and circumstances on the case solely to the competent state authorities. All media publications on that matter, referring to comments and information from SANS are speculative.

 
A channel for illegal transfer of migrants through the territory of Bulgaria to Western European countries was intercepted during a joint operation of SANS, MoI and the Prosecutor’s office

On 24.06.2019 employees of the State Agency for National Security (SANS) and CDCOC-MoI, under the guidance and supervision of the Specialized Prosecutor’s office, conducted a specialized operation on the territory of the cities Sofia, Svilengrad and the regions Yambol and Burgas aimed at neutralizing of organized criminal group involved in illegal transfer of migrants from Turkey through the territory of Bulgaria to Western European countries and the facilitation of their stay in our country.

Pretrial proceedings have been initiated concerning the case.

During the operation 40 addresses, vehicles and persons have been searched. Large amounts of money, drugs, personal belongings and objects related to the investigation have been seized.

21 persons have been arrested. 8 of them – two Bulgarian citizens, 1 Iraqi citizen, 1 Syrian citizen and 4 Afghani citizens have been charged by the Specialized Prosecutor’s office.

The work on the case is still in progress.

 

 
A minor Bulgarian citizen was detained during joint actions of SANS, MoI and the Prosecutor’s office.

A joint operation of the State Agency for National Security (SANS), Regional Police Directorate – Plovdiv and the Specialized Counter-terrorism Unit under the leadership and control of the Specialized Prosecutor’s office was held on 06th of June 2019 in Plovdiv city during which a minor Bulgarian national was detained.

Pretrial proceedings have been initiated concerning the case.

During house search of the detained person improvised explosive devices made by himself, chemical substances and components for the production of explosives as well as items containing symbols of an international terrorist organization have been discovered.

There is no information about accomplices of the detained person on the territory of Bulgaria.

The work on the case is still in progress.

 
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