Bulgaria Police Busts Crime Boss' Ring

Crime | April 16, 2009, Thursday // 11:38| Views: | Comments: 3
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Bulgaria Police Busts Crime Boss’ Ring: Bulgaria Police Busts Crime Boss' Ring Zlatomir Ivanov AKA Zlatko Baretata is, allegedly, the mastermind behind two murders for hire and three attempted murders. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

An action against alleged criminals from the closest circle around the notorious Zlatomir Ivanov AKA Zlatko Baretata (The Barret) is being conducted all over Bulgaria.

The information was revealed Thursday by the Interior Ministry's press center.

Four individuals have been arrested so far - two in the Black Sea city of Varna, one in Sofia and one in the Western town of Pernik.

Police sources further inform the four have criminal records and are known drug dealers.

A total of nearly 20 residencies have been raided just in the capital Sofia.

Zlatomir Ivanov is currently behind bars after the Sofia Appellate Court imposed in February permanent detention on him, affirming the earlier decision of the Sofia City Court.

The magistrates stated it was very likely Ivanov would commit again the crimes he is charged with - drug trafficking and murders for hire.

Baretata was arrested on February 6, after the Sofia City Prosecutor issued a call for a state-wide search for him because he failed to appear at the Prosecutor's Office as mandated by a summon.

Baretata is, allegedly, linked to two murders for hire and three attempted murders.


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fishbrain - 17 Apr 2009 // 13:48:34

Nice one Mat, I was wondering what was going on. Your story makes senses now.

I guess now they may even start working on the dog problems on the streets .

Mat - 16 Apr 2009 // 13:29:08

There is an election coming and the political parties need financing - hence they tickle the testicles of the bad boys so that they remember who has been allowing them to run their businesses all these years.

Taro - 16 Apr 2009 // 13:16:43

Hope they get the sentence they deserve...


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