Bulgarian Police Launch Common Crime Special Ops
Bulgaria's Interior Ministry has launched Monday morning its much acclaimed and purported special police operation to tackle common crime.
The operation, involving police and gendarmerie's redirection to locations in the country where common crime is highest, was announced Thursday and ordered Sunday by the Chief Secretary of the Interior Ministry, Chief Commissar, Svetlozar Lazarov.
The locations covered by the action are mainly villages and small towns in 15 regions plagued by common crime. The crime rate is the highest in the regions of Vidin, Vratsa, Montana, Pleven and Sofia Region.
The action aims to put an end on the increasing incidents with household crime, theft and robberies.
The gendarmerie and police teams from the national directorates are joined by traffic police units and regional police units. Police officers who were recently sent to the Bulgarian-Turkish border to help border police prevent the illegal immigrants' influx will be also relocated. The fuel limit for police cruisers in the designated regions will be increased.
Also on Monday, police employees are starting regular meetings with local authorities in the said regions.
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