Sofia police arrest Bulgarian wanted by Dutch to serve jail term for organised crime

Police arrested a 40-year-old Bulgarian at a Sofia metro underground railway station, acting on an international arrest warrant issued by the Netherlands for the man, due to serve a jail term for taking part in organised crime.

The man, arrested on October 12 at Joliot Curie metro station by officers from Bulgaria’s National Directorate for Combating Organised Crime, was wanted by Dutch authorities, who issued the international arrest warrant in August.

The fugitive is to serve a jail term of six years and nine months for his role in an organised crime group involved in human trafficking for sexual exploitation, arranging sham marriages and inflicting grievous bodily harm, according to a statement by the Interior Ministry inSofia.

The organised crime group operated between 2000 and 2007 in the Netherlands, Germany and Bulgaria and the Bulgarian was said to have been the mastermind of the group.

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