Former Police Chief of Bulgaria's Tran Arrested on Suspicions of Trafficking Refugees

Crime | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 14:02|  views

The former head of the criminal police in the Bulgarian town of Tran has been detained for 72 hours on suspicions of trafficking refugees.

On Tuesday, the regional directorate of the interior ministry in Pernik received a signal by officers from the border police department in Tran.

The border police officers tried to stop the vehicle for inspection, but the driver did not obey their orders and fled the scene.

The incident happened in the area of the village of Vukan, with the vehicle heading in the direction of the village of Staychovtsi.

Later in Staychovtsi, border police officers uncovered 25 foreign citizens of Arab origin – eight men, five women and twelve children.

The area of Tran and Breznik was immediately sealed off by police officers and authorities managed to detain the vehicle and its driver in the village of Noevtsi.

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Tags: Bulgaria, Tran, Pernik, trafficking, police, refugees, border


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