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Bulgarian Gendarmerie detains 14 illegal migrants in a private ambulance near Burgas

Photo: Kristian Kirilov

The Bulgarian Gendarmerie detained 14 illegal migrants from Syria, Libya and Tunisia in a private ambulance near the village of Draka, Burgas Municipality. The ambulance driver, a thirty-one-year-old man from Sofia, was dressed as a paramedic, said Burgas police director Senior Commissioner Kaloyan Kaloyanov.

In his words, this was the ambulance’s first time transporting illegal migrants. The vehicle picked up the migrants in an area near the town of Malko Tarnovo, Southeastern Bulgaria. The specialised vehicle, which has full medical equipment, was bought from a car dealership in Sofia by a company registered in the name of the ambulance driver. 

The driver has already been charged with migrant smuggling. A second charge is to be bright against him- for drug driving.

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