Bulgarian Police Bust 'Amateur' Wannabe Kidnappers

Crime | December 21, 2012, Friday // 10:28
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Police Bust 'Amateur' Wannabe Kidnappers Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian police have arrest three men described by Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov as "amateurs" plotting the kidnapping of a businessman's son.

The three men were arrested in a special police operation overnight, Bulgarian's Interior chief announced Friday morning.

He revealed that as the police were observing the wannabe gangsters over the past month, the latter equipped a rented garage with a mattress, and procured police accessories.

"They were hoping to get BGN 100 000 in ransom in just 24 hours. They were plotting their first abduction, and wanted to make quick money," Tsvetanov told the Bulgarian National Television.

In his words, the arrested men had an "amateur approach", and their gang was "neutralized" early on.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Crime » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Interior Minister, kidnapping, kidnappings, kidnappers, kidnap, kidnap gang, kidnapped
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria