Bulgaria Police Smash Major Organized Crime Group in 'Octopus' Operation

Crime | February 10, 2010, Wednesday // 17:53| Views: | Comments: 39
13 Busted, 2 Wanted in Bulgaria 'Octopus' Police Operation: Bulgaria Police Smash Major Organized Crime Group in 'Octopus' Operation Police is searching Wednesday the premises of the Sofia “Spartacus” Stadium where Aleksey Petrov's offices are located. Photo by BGNES

A total of 14 suspects, including a former top secret agent, have been arrested by the Bulgarian police as result of an overnight special operation codenamed “Octopus” aimed at smashing an organized crime ring.

The operation was announced early Wednesday morning by Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, who said it was a follow-up of the “Impudent” special operation from December 2009 in which 30 kidnap gangsters were arrested, 10 of whom permanently.

The operation is being carried out jointly by the Bulgarian Unit for Fighting Organized Crime – GDBOP, the National Agency for State Security – DANS, the Sofia Police Directorate and the Sofia Prosecutor's Office.

Former agent of the State National Security Agency DANS, Aleksei Petrov, is among the detainees. (More information on his is available HERE)

7 of the alleged members of the large-scale crime group have been taken to the National Investigation Services, according to official police information.

They include Yordan and Plamen Stoyanov aka the “the Dambovtsi Brothers,” Aleksey Petrov aka “The Tractor,” Marcelo Dzholotov aka Marcelo, Momchil Krastev, Nikolay Velkov and a woman - Lozana Slavcheva.

The "Dambovtsi Brothers” are said to have been the closest to former top secret service agent, Aleksey Petrov, who, according to unconfirmed reports, might have been the ring-leader of the group.

The two are also reportedly key “Octopus” figures, involved as owners of the firm "Ecometalengineering,” in the draining of the troubled steel-maker Kremikovtzi. The draining was, allegedly, controlled through the security company guarding the plant. The Brothers are also known to have been close with notorious car thief Gancho Vachkov, aka Ganetsa, who was shot dead in Sofia in 1999 during a police chase.

The others are identified only by initials – H.N., V.G., Yu.N., N.N., B.M., and R.K. They are held for 24 hours.

Police had been looking for several hours for one of the key suspects, Anton Petrov aka The Hamster, who has been summoned to appear Thursday at the National Investigative Services. His whereabouts are unknown. The Hamster turned himself in late Wednesday night.

The Hamster was arrested in December during another high-profile police operation codenamed “The Impudent” and later released on bail over lack of evidence.

The police further inform they are looking for one more suspect in connection with the “Octopus.”

(More information about Aleksei Petrov is available HERE)

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#39
Bill - 14 Feb 2010 // 06:13:07

WW:

What makes you think it needed "clarification"?

1. Nobody asked your opinion in the first place.
2. You posted this STUDY only to annoy.
3. Calling an investigation a STUDY doesn't make its results any more legitimate. Crime labs make a STUDY out of every case, don't they?
4. Apparently your elegant education hasn't included behaving like a normal, decent person when dealing with others. You and Nellie both subsist on a diet of maligning people you don't even know..
5. So, to quote a cat who apparent has a better edzcation than you have received, "You're dethpicable".

#38
DrFaust - 14 Feb 2010 // 03:03:19

Bill,

do you know the expression 'Perlen vor die S?ue werfen'? Answering to the puke of a demented Figment WW or a lowest-level bitch like WW would be examples for that.

#37
WickedWitch - 14 Feb 2010 // 02:21:10

"Study in capital letters? Why?"

Uhm, because you called it an opinion, which meant that you either didn't read the article or you were deliberately trying to mislead people who hadn't read it. Either way, it needed clarifying. 'S all, sport.

#36
Bill - 13 Feb 2010 // 22:01:20

WW:

"And I sent that STUDY, not opinion...,"

Study in capital letters? Why? Does calling it a study make the conclusion any less asinine? That's your whole trouble, you know, you think these university people know everything, and their OPINIONS have to have merit, even if they studied the wrong thing.

As I read the text, even if their data are correct, you can't determine which is cause and which is effect. And if they figure that out, what difference will it make?

I don't see the question as important enough to be worth the expenditure of all that time and effort. Back to the Madagascar bumblebees.

#35
WickedWitch - 13 Feb 2010 // 21:58:05

"Made you angry enough to post again, though, didn't it? hehehe"

Nope, just had a few seconds to waste, waiting for the brownies to cool off.

You know how I know you were a sailor though? You change tack at the drop of a hat.

#34
Bill - 13 Feb 2010 // 21:43:30

WW:

Made you angry enough to post again, though, didn't it? hehehe

You rose to the bait nicely. You're so predictable. First you try to demean someone, and then when you get shot back at you tell him that he isn't worth your time. Neat double standard. Hypocrisy of the finest order.

Your elegant education won't help you much in several more practical things. I may not be as highly educated as you are, but I can bet my education is much broader than yours. I was educated before the age of specialization came in.

#33
WickedWitch - 13 Feb 2010 // 21:30:36

Leaky Faucet,

"Oh, now I remember. She said: let's exterminate all Muslims, Niggers and other 'vermin', 'I hope you die', etc. etc. etc.

That makes her in her and WWS mind 'a nice person'."

Ah, nice to see you back in your usual lying-through-your-teeth-and-ass form. You know who else used to put words in other people's mouths?

*waltzes off singing "A Teeny Black Mustache"*

#32
WickedWitch - 13 Feb 2010 // 21:27:44

"She's furious that I've 'found her button'."

Who exactly are you quoting here? 'Cause it ain't me.

You haven't found anything. Unlike you and the Faustlet, I am secure enough not to have to answer every single comment addressed to or involving me. And I sent that STUDY, not opinion to Nellie in an answer to her Harry Potter comment. Why won't you accept that I really don't give enough sh!t to "plot" against you or anything like that. You're like a stalker of a TV anchor who finds "secret messages" in the evening news.

#31
Bill - 13 Feb 2010 // 19:28:41

Nellie:

"The fact is, no one has ever been able to prove the existence of God. Unless you can prove it, you are only pissing in the wind.

Scientists have theories and proof about the creation of the earth,---"

Oh? And just what "proof" does science have about the creation of the earth? Theories galore, but no proof.

The existence of God has been proved over and over again, by those who went the prescribed route to find him. In fact, last night, while asleep, I got the answer to a problem which has been bothering me for weeks. I woke up, tried it, and it worked. Revelation? Who's to say, but it's a distinctngossibility.

Nobody can "prove" it to the likes of you, because you're challenging something that can't be proved physically. How many times do I have to tell you that before it sinks into your sodden brain? Those who exercise faith get all the asistance they need. The challengers do not. How do I prove to you that I get what I need? If the experiences I've related here on this forum don't do it for you, nothign will.

Now please stop bothering me with your drivel. The thing isn't untrue just because you can't find it.

#30
NellieotAmerica - 13 Feb 2010 // 19:07:17

Bill

Did this come out of your brain by magic, or is it the result of rational and deliberate thought process? Just asking...

Go back to being a salted slug. Your argument is unscientific and unconvincing. The fact is, no one has ever been able to prove the existence of God. Unless you can prove it, you are only pissing in the wind.

Scientists have theories and proof about the creation of the earth, the magnetic fields protecting the earth from solar winds, the creation of water, bacteria, and oxygen on earth. That pet theory of yours how the big guy in the sky make the earth and everything in it in seven days appears laughable compared to the theory science is presenting and actually proving.

#29
NellieotAmerica - 13 Feb 2010 // 18:53:36

"What a pity that they allow the inmates of the nut houses to have internet access these days."

Yes, exactly my sentiments. You and Bill are prime examples.

Step away from the computer, crazy!

And let's hope Bill's fingers will get tired of typing. Soon, I hope. lol

#28
Bill - 13 Feb 2010 // 18:52:28

Dearest Nellie:

I've been waiting for your "evaluaton". I wrote the reply last night:

Well, it didn't require a whole lot of intelligence to see where WW was aiming this, and of course she sent it to the whacko most likely to try to make someone else look ridiculous. Purely vengeful motivation for daring to attack her "academic achievement". (All the grade points in the world won't save your life at sea if you don't know how to make a life preserver out of a pair of trousers.) She's furious that I've "found her button". Typical Witchy-poo tactic. Notice particularly that she did't contribute anything herself; just forwarded someone else's opinion. Not very creative.

I look at all these "studies" in amazement. I attribute them to what I presume to be a long-standing requirement that "research" for advanced degrees in academia be "original", i.e. ground that no one had previously covered. They ran out of important things to study years ago, and are now delving into useless minutiae..

This has resulted in some completely asinine assumptions being touted as "facts". Just yesterday I saw a report on German TV where scientists had "researched" tomato juice, and discovered that it's ordered more frequently on airplanes. They drew the conclusion that tomato juice tastes sweeter on airplanes because it is sensitive to the difference in air pressure between the plane's cabin pressure and atmospheric pressure at ground level. Even if it is, so what?

WW and a couple of others on this forum are going to great lengths to show how science "debunks" religion. What this survey seems to postulate is that every person in the world, of whatever persuasion, who holds to any religion, is a prime suspect for brain damage, an utterly frivolous assunption. The number of religious scientists is enough in itself to debunk that theory. There are those, however, who continue to plead that anything can be proved false by what science can't find.

There's an old joke about the scientist who did a study on a frog. He set the frog on the laboratory table and said, "Jump". The frog jumped two and a half meters. The scientist cut off one of the frog's forelegs and said, "Jump". The frog jumped only two meters. The scientist cut off the other foreleg and said, "Jump". The frog only jumped one and a half meters. The scientist cut off one of the frog's hind legs and said, "Jump". The frog jumped only one meter. The scientist then cut off the remaining leg and said, "Jump". The poor frog just lay there without moving.

The conclusion drawn: If you cut all of the limbs off of a frog, it can no longer hear.

The data were correct. The conclusion wasn't. We see a lot of that these days.

One of my college instructors called this sort of thing "Researching the sex life of the Madagascar bumblebee". Even if the information gathered is true, of what earthly use is it?

#27
NellieotAmerica - 13 Feb 2010 // 18:45:01

" Oh, now I remember. She said: let's exterminate all Muslims, Niggers and other 'vermin', 'I hope you die', etc. etc. etc.

That makes her in her and WWS mind 'a nice person'."

I don't want to be a nice person, I want to live and to protect my culture, my race, my country, and my religion against Islam. I believe Islam is evil and has to be debunked before it destroys our civilization. And the rest of the world agrees with me.

#26
DrFaust - 13 Feb 2010 // 18:38:20

Bill,

"Observe how both Bill and the fistula have shriveled like salted slugs and don't bother us anymore with their rude and criminally insane remarks."

Rude and criminal insane remarks?

Oh, now I remember. She said: let's exterminate all Muslims, Niggers and other 'vermin', 'I hope you die', etc. etc. etc.

That makes her in her and WWS mind 'a nice person'.

And I said to her: I don't consider an advocate of mass murder like her a human being anymore.

That makes me in her and WWs mind 'rude and criminally insane'.

What a pity that they allow the inmates of the nut houses to have internet access these days.

#25
NellieotAmerica - 13 Feb 2010 // 18:25:04

WW

Interesting! That would explain a lot about Bill.

Observe how both Bill and the fistula have shriveled like salted slugs and don't bother us anymore with their rude and criminally insane remarks. I think we are finally rid of the vermin. hehehehe

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