Bulgaria Customs Head: Anti-Kidnappers Operation Huge Success

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Customs Head: Anti-Kidnappers Operation Huge Success Customs Agency head Tanov, who is Bulgaria's former top anti-mafia policeman, lauded the Interior Minister for the anti-kidnappers' operation. Photo by BGNES

General Vanyo Tanov, head of Bulgaria’s Customs Agency, and former head of the Unit for Combating Organized Crime GDBOP, has lauded the Interior Ministry over the anti-kidnappers’ right.

Tanov told BNT 1 Thursday morning that the special operation codenamed “The Impudent”, in which 23 high-profile abductors were arrested overnight, had been the most massive Bulgaria had seen in years.

Bulgaria’s former top anti-mafia cop explained that it was not unexpected to find out that 23 people were involved in the kidnappers’ gang because each of them had different roles – the physical act of kidnapping, picking the ransom, etc.

Tanov said the mechanism used by the Bulgarian high-profile kidnappers was no different from those in other countries.

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