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The Head of a Criminal Group Arrested in Bulgaria

Joint Investigation successfully conducted between 3 SECI Center countries

BUCHAREST, July 20th - The head of a criminal group who defrauded by 1,5 million Euros more than 60 companies in 5 countries in the region was arrested in Bulgaria, following a two-year joint investigation coordinated by SECI Center. The announcement was made during a joint press conference organized by the Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria with the full support of SECI Center.

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia initiated the case in 2009 and using the SECI Center channel transmitted the information about the criminal group to their counterparts in Bulgaria and Serbia. After an intensive exchange of information and two operational meetings supported by SECI Center, the main organizer of the frauds was arrested. Several arrests have been done previously in this case.

All the details about the joint investigation have been revealed by General Commissioner Angel Antonov, Director of General Directorate "Criminal Police" of Bulgaria, Milun Kostic, Head of Economic Frauds Unit within the Ministry of Interior of Serbia and Jordan Razmovski, Head of Central Police Services within the Ministry of Interior of MK. SECI Center was represented at the press conference by Snejana Maleeva, Head of Legal/Internal Department.