Bulgaria Police Detain 34 Illegal Migrants in Burgas Region

Crime | December 17, 2015, Thursday // 10:45|  views

Bulgarian police have detained 34 foreign nationals, all of them males, who have illegally crossed the border from Turkey, bTV reported on Thursday.

Fifteen men were discovered in a Sofia-registered cargo vehicle left abandoned near the town of Tsarevo, in southeastern Bulgaria, after the driver escaped, trying to avoid police inspection. The driver, a Bulgarian citizen, was arrested later, bTV said, citing a spokesperson of Burgas Region police department.

Another 19 men, from Afghanistan and Pakistan, have been discovered in a Montana-registered van in Veselie village, Primorsko municipality, near Burgas when border police stopped the vehicle for inspection.

Police have launched criminal proceedings against the 36-year old driver on charges of people smuggling.

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Tags:   Bulgaria, police. border, smuggling, Burgas, turkey, Tsarevo, Primorsko  

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