2 Controversial Bulgarian Businessmen Arrested

Crime | May 17, 2012, Thursday // 08:44
Bulgaria: 2 Controversial Bulgarian Businessmen Arrested Ivelin Banev, aka Brando. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian murky businessman Evelin Banev, aka Brando, has been arrested in the town of Sozopol near Burgas, confirmed the Bulgarian police.

Police anti-organized crime unit Stanimir Florov stated that police will later reveal what are the alleged activities that mandate Brando's arrest.

Bulgarian media report that Banev might have had a red Interpol arrest warrant against him, and that he is investigated for ringleading an organized crime group.

Some have said that the businessman, formerly close to murdered famous shady figure Ivan Todorov, aka the Doctor, is the mastermind of a money laundering network.

Bulgarian police have also confirmed they arrested another former collaborator of the Doctor, Petar Petrov, aka the Amigo.

The Amigo is also believed to be an important figure in a massive network in Bulgaria for laundering money made from drug trafficking.

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Tags: Ivan Todorov, Evelin Banev, Petar Petrov, Ivan Todorov aka the Doctor, Sozopol, arrested, murdered, money laundering, drug trafficking, Stanimir Florov
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