Major contraband crime group cracked down on


During an operation of the Director General Combating Organized Crime, 23 persons have been detained involved in large-scale contraband. The group has used software to hack the information system of the Customs Agency providing a connection between the agency structures. In this way transit traffic has been registered without the respective cargo trucks ever carrying goods across borders and without any customs control whatsoever. Searches and expropriation of property are carried out in private homes, offices of companies and in the premises of the Customs Agency itself. Detainees include hackers, traders’ representatives, former and current customs inspectors. The investigation continues.

More from category

Measures against terrorist financing discussed at Bulgarian National Assembly

A discussion named Countering Financing of Terrorism -From Legislation to Practice is being held at the Bulgarian National Assembly in Sofia. Bulgaria’s Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov, the Director General of the National Customs Agency Georgi Kostov..

published on 6/22/18 11:13 AM

36th Bulgarian military contingent joins NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan

An official ceremony will be held in the city of Pleven (Central North Bulgaria) before the departure of the 36 th Bulgarian military contingent to NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. The contingent is comprised of 160 military men and..

published on 6/22/18 9:44 AM
Ekaterina Zaharieva

Europe cannot take all Africans who see no prospects: Ekaterina Zahareiva

" Europe cannot take all young Africans who see no prospects for themselves at home ,” said Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva at the Plovdiv Economic Forum. Zaharieva pointed out that over the next decade..

published on 6/21/18 6:41 PM