24 November 2016 :: Press releases :: News & Events

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Operation "The Pack" targeting people smuggling led to several arrests

With the support of SELEC, on 19 of November 2016, the Bulgarian and Serbian law enforcement authorities concluded Operation THE PACK  targeting an organized criminal group dealing with illegal migration. The migrants, having Afghan origins and heading towards Western Europe countries, were captured at the Bulgarian/Serbian border.

Following the swift exchange of information through SELEC the joint investigation succeeded with the arrest of 5 traffickers and 26 migrants, and seizure of 8 vehicles used for smuggling. Legal means were used, as the offenders tried to escape arrest.

Further results are expected as the investigation is still ongoing.