Joint investigations

Joint Investigations, as the core business of our organization, aim to tackle trans-border organized crime in SELEC region. They are conducted under the coordination of SELEC Operational Directorate, based on the proposals coming from the Member States’ Liaison Officers or Operational Partners’ representatives.

SELEC Operational Meetings are those meetings attended by law enforcement officers and prosecutors upon the request from at least two Member States, aiming to tackle criminal organizations or individuals acting in the field of trans-border crime. The objective of an Operational Meeting is to exchange additional intelligence, share their own analytical products and to plan future operational and judicial activities on the respective territories of the involved Member States.

Successful operation conducted by Bulgarian and Turkish authorities in the field of cultural heritage objects smuggling
Successful operation conducted by Bulgarian and Turkish authorities in the field of cultural heritage objects smuggling
    February 28, 2017
On 20 of February 2017, the Bulgarian and Turkish law enforcement institutions successfully finalized two actions related to an operation codenamed PEKOM targeting dismantling an organized criminal group dealing with ...
Connections with terrorist groups identified during Turkish Operation KABATAŞ, supported by SELEC, targeting smuggling of migrants
Connections with terrorist groups identified during Turkish Operation KABATAŞ, supported by SELEC, targeting smuggling of migrants
    January 20, 2017
Following notifications received through the SELEC channel and several operational meetings supported by SELEC, on 29 September 2016, the Turkish National Police initiated an investigation codenamed KABATAŞ against an organized ...
80 kg of heroin seized during a joint investigation supported by SELEC
80 kg of heroin seized during a joint investigation supported by SELEC
    December 14, 2016
On December 3rd, 2016, the Bulgarian and Turkish law enforcement authorities succesfully suppressed an organized criminal group dealing with drug trafficking from Republic of Turkey, via Republic of Bulgaria,to Western ...
Operation "The Pack" targeting people smuggling led to several arrests
Operation “The Pack” targeting people smuggling led to several arrests
    November 24, 2016
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. ...
Almost 100 illegal migrants apprehended during a joint action supported by SELEC
Almost 100 illegal migrants apprehended during a joint action supported by SELEC
    November 15, 2016
The Bulgarian law enforcement authorities joined forces with the Turkish Police in the Operation codenamed TAKSIM which targeted dismantling an organized criminal group which was involved in illegal migration. On 6th of ...