Bulgaria Migration Chief Arrested in Police Operation

Crime | February 16, 2010, Tuesday // 11:14
Bulgaria Migration Chief Arrested in Police Operation: Bulgaria Migration Chief Arrested in Police Operation According to documents confiscated in the course of the operation Hristov led a criminal group dealing with attracting and helping foreign nationals. Photo by BGNES

The Director of the Migration department of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry, Stefan Hristov, has been arrested in a police operation on Tuesday morning.

Hristov was arrested for allegedly giving permanent Bulgarian residence status to people who were not entitled to it.

The Deputy Sofia City Prosecutor, Roman Vasilev, led the operation in a joint operation with officers of the Directorate for Internal Security at the Interior Ministry, DANS and the National Investigation Service.

According to documents confiscated in the course of the operation Hristov led a criminal group dealing with attracting and helping foreign nationals through the issuance of documents allowing false entry in to Bulgaria and giving false long-term residence to the immigrants.

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