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.

More than 200,000 bitcoins in value of 500 million USD found by the Bulgarian authorities
More than 200,000 bitcoins in value of 500 million USD found by the Bulgarian authorities
   
May 29, 2017
On May 19th 2017, with SELEC’ support, the Bulgarian authorities successfully finalized the joint investigation PRATKA/VIRUS in the field of cybercrime, committed by compromising the countries Customs computerized systems in order ...
Significant quantities of drugs seized by Albanian authorities
Significant quantities of drugs seized by Albanian authorities
   
April 20, 2017
With SELEC’s support and based on the swift information exchange through the SELEC channel, on April 11th, 2017, the Albanian law enforcement authorities successfully finalized Operation ALIAS that targeted dismantling an organized ...
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 ...