08 February 2018 :: Press releases :: News & Events

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400 migrants apprehended following a joint investigation supported by SELEC

The Bulgarian and Turkish authorities dismantled an organized crime group dealing with smuggling of migrants, 20 traffickers (Bulgarian and Turkish citizens) being arrested following this successful joint investigation. SELEC supported the investigation by organizing an operational meeting and providing the necessary real-time exchange of information.

Thus, on 17 of January 2018 the Turkish Police apprehended 400 migrants while they were attempting crossing the border, by boat, from Republic of Turkey to Republic of Bulgaria.
The case is still ongoing.