Bulgarian Police: No Outlaw Bikers in Bulgaria

Crime | July 31, 2010, Saturday // 16:01
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Police: No Outlaw Bikers in Bulgaria A biker gathering in Faro, Portugal, 15 July 2010. Photo by EPA.

The Bulgarian Ministry of Interior came out with a statement Saturday saying that at the present moment it has no information about criminal biker gangs being active in Bulgaria.

The statement refers to Europol's Friday announcement that bikers such as Hells Angels and Bandidos are expanding their networks in South-Eastern Europe, including Bulgaria.

Saturday the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior stated: “At this point of time those groups do not pose a threat for security and public order in Bulgaria and there is no data that they are carrying out activities on our territory.”

The Bulgaria police add that it is well acquainted with the nature Hells Angels and Bandidos, having been in close information exchange with Europol since 2007. The police state that they are aware of the dangers those gangs might present.

The Ministry of Interior further declares that it keeps standing contact with partner law enforcement agencies abroad and that it is fully prepared to counteract any criminal activity in Bulgaria.

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