Bulgarian FC President Arrested in Greece over Cigarette Smuggling in UK

Crime | September 4, 2008, Thursday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgarian FC President Arrested in Greece over Cigarette Smuggling in UK The President of Bulgaria's Belasitsa football club Kostadin Hadzhiivanov, dubbed Kotse Matsa, was arrested Tuesday in Greece over cigarette smuggling in the UK. Photo by gong.bg

The President of Bulgaria's Belasitsa football club Kostadin Hadzhiivanov, dubbed Kotse Matsa, was arrested Tuesday in Greece over cigarette smuggling in the UK.

The news was spread by Bulgaria's Ambassador in Athens Andrey Karaslavov.

The detention came after the authorities in London issued a European writ of arrest and extradition of the sport boss.

The British police seized a huge cigarette consignment in London about a month ago as it was sent by a company, part of whose shares were owned by the arrestee.

As the police detained Hadzhiivanov in the northern part of Greece, the case is now being handled to the Bulgarian consul in the city of Thessalonike.
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