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Bulgarian drug lord arrested in Ukraine asks to serve his sentence in Bulgaria

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Evelin Banev with the nickname Brendo, who was arrested in Ukraine after a 3-year international search, has asked to serve in Bulgaria his sentences imposed by a Bulgarian, Romanian and Italian court for drug trafficking, for 6, 10 and 20 years, respectively. 

This became clear from his request to the Sofia City Court, which was left without consideration, BNR reported. 
According to the court, Banev's request would be admissible only if he is in an EU country. 
Banev was arrested earlier this month in Ukraine, where he is being held pending a decision by a local court on whether to extradite him to Bulgaria, a request the prosecutor's office sent almost immediately after his arrest.

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