Bulgarian Drug Lord’s Ex-Wife Says She Can’t Afford Ransom for Daughter

Crime | April 5, 2013, Friday // 13:04
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Drug Lord’s Ex-Wife Says She Can’t Afford Ransom for Daughter Monika Dobrinova is pictured here with her daughter Lara.

Monika Dobrinova, the former wife of alleged Bulgarian cocaine kingpin Evelin Banev, has stated that she cannot afford to pay a ransom for their daughter who was abducted in March.

Dobrinova has told the Weekend tabloid that she is currently in a precarious financial situation.

“When things like that happen, one tries to get to everyone one knows, seeking advice, assistance or money…That’s what I did. But no one helped me, since they know I may not be able to return the money because I am alone,” she said.

Dobrinova has noted that she does not have access to Banev’s bank accounts.
Dobrinova and Banev’s 10-year-old daughter Lara was abducted by masked gunmen at approximately 7:30 am on March 5 in the affluent Sofia suburb of Boyana.

Evelin Banev, aka Brendo, is being held in prison in Milan, Italy, where he was extradited after his arrest in Bulgaria last spring in a special police operation codenamed "Cocaine Kings," and is coming to Bulgaria only for the court sessions of the local trial against him.
According to various reports, the abduction was a warning for him to keep silent in the Milan Court. Lara's whereabouts remain unknown.

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