Shot Bulgarian Mobster 'In Grave Condition' - Top CopCrime | January 31, 2013, Thursday // 11:47| views
Ivanov was shot in broad daylight in the vicinity of the main courtroom building in the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday. Photo by BGNES
Shot Bulgarian drug lord Zlatomir Ivanov aka The Beret remains in critical condition, Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has said.
Ivanov was shot in broad daylight in the vicinity of the main courtroom building in the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday as he was going there for an appeals hearing in an illegal drugs distribution case against him.
Tsvetanov told TV7 on Thursday that the high-profile mobster remains in a grave condition and that authorities are still unable to communicate with him.
According to Tsvetanov, the assassination attempt on Ivanov was "professionally planned" several weeks in advance.
Zlatomir Ivanov was arrested on February 7, 2009, after he turned himself in to Bulgaria's National State Security Agency DANS. He was charged with organizing and leading an organized crime group dealing with drug distribution and murders.
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