Sofia's Prostitutes Brutally Racketeered, Police Involved - Report

Crime | November 28, 2011, Monday // 16:16
Bulgaria: Sofia's Prostitutes Brutally Racketeered, Police Involved - Report File photo by

A new gang has recently started racketeering the prostitutes who work the streets of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, brutally beating them if they refuse to pay, according to a media report.

A couple of thugs have been demanding between BGN 100 and BGN 300 per week from every escort girl in the Bulgarian capital since last month, the 24 chasa daily has stated, citing three local pimps and a prostitute.

The thugs are extremely violent and do not hesitate to beat the prostitutes, cut their hair off with a knife and threaten to pour acid on their faces, the witnesses have told the Bulgarian paper.

Whenever a brothel refuses to pay the gang, police inspections follow within days at the place. Several police officers have allegedly also participated in the gang's racketeering raids.

The pimps have already sent a letter to Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov informing him about the dangerous gang that is reportedly headed by an individual nicknamed Mitko the Blonde.

The new gang is also involved in drug selling, the witnesses have claimed.

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