Police, tax and labour authorities raid Sofia strip bars, sex clubs

Teams from Bulgaria’s anti-organised crime police, customs, tax and labour authorities, food safety inspectors and Culture Ministry staff raided three striptease bars, three nightclubs and a sex club in the capital city of Sofia on the night of August 30, the Interior Ministry said.

The raids were intended to find whether any minors were present, whether cash registers were linked to tax authorities, whether there were breaches of labour legislation, and any violations of food safety and of copyright laws, the statement said.

Two people were taken into custody, one for vandalism and the other for failing to be in possession of an identity card.

The National Revenue Agency reported finding irregularities in the cash register at one of the strip clubs.

A restaurant manager was served a summons by the Labour Inspectorate for breaches of labour law.

A dossier was opened against a nightclub for violating copyright, the statement said.

Photo: Interior Ministry press centre

The operations established that a massage parlour in Tsar Simeon Street was offering sexual services, from four women and a man whose services were advertised on the internet, for prices ranging from 100 to 200 leva (about 50 to 100 euro), the Interior Ministry said. The five were issued a formal caution, the statement said.

(Main photo: Gabriella Fabbri/sxc.hu)



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