Bulgarian Prosecution Checks Senior Police Director on Drug Trafficking Signal

Crime | April 17, 2013, Wednesday // 20:11|  views

Bulgarian police anti-organized crime unit director Stanimir Florov. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian prosecution authorities have announced they have received copies of what is claimed to be classified police documents implicating police anti-organized crime unit head Stanimir Florov in facilitating drug trafficking.

The files, amounting to some 300 pages of scanned documents, have been sent by a person who claims to be working in Bulgaria's law enforcement bodies, and who says he wishes to remain anonymous, as he is aware that revealing classified information constitutes a crime.

The e-mail, which was also sent to various media outlets, further states the anonymous person's desire to unveil what he claims to be the symbiosis of police and organized crime in Bulgaria.

The alleged documents appear to be records of police investigations on Florov's suspected activities facilitating international drug trafficking in Bulgaria in the late 1990s and the 2000s.

In particular, they mention that Florov has been paid to provide cover up for Middle East drug dealers and for the illegal drug manufacturing in the so-called "Opitsvet" affair in 1997.

Currently the head of the Bulgarian police's Chief Directorate for Fight against Organized Crime (GDBOP), at the time Stanimir Florov was an officer in the unit's predecessors.

For now, Florov has refused to comment on the case, says the Bulgarian National Radio.

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Tags: GDBOP, classified, police, drug trafficking, Middle East, Stanimir Florov, prosecution, organized crime


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