Missing Bulgaria Ex Security Head 'Spotted' near Petrich

Incidents | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 19:26|  views

Sertov is already being sought through Interpol. Photo by BGNES

The automobile of Petko Sertov, the former head of state security agency DANS who disappeared last Friday, was reportedly spotted near the town of Petrich, kilometers away from the Bulgaria-Greece Border.

The Interior Ministry's Chief Secretary said on Thursday authorities were investigating into the information, Darik Radio reports.

Lazarov added report could suggest he was on his way to Greece on December 5 at about 18:00 EET.

Police are not confirming the hypothesis, but in Lazarov's words this could be a plausible version having in mind Sertov and "his family's contacts" in Greece. He did not elaborate.

It was on the same day, December 5, that Sertov's wife says he went missing.

Speculation has been growing as to why Sertov left his home on Friday leaving both his mobile phones and setting off in his Opel Astra in an unknown direction (unless the abovementioned information is confirmed).

Some point to suicidal intentions, while others suspect he could have been threatened over information he had obtained while working for the State Agency for National Security (DANS) in 2008-2009.

Vladimir Pisanchev, who is currently heading DANS, told MPs during a joint Committee session in Parliament on Thursday the agency was not directly working on Sertov's disappearance.

He added the agency had "no data at the moment" but also that employees had been urged to disclose any information on the case they might stumble upon.

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Tags: Petko Sertov, DANS, Svetlozar Lazarov, Vladimir Pisanchev, Petrich, greece


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