Bulgaria has arrested 472 traffickers of refugees since beginning of August

Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry has been concentrating its efforts against human traffickers exploiting the refugee influx, with the country arresting 472 traffickers since the beginning of August – 121 in October alone.

This is according to Bulgaria’s caretaker Interior Minister Yordan Bakalov, who was addressing MPs on October 30 along with Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov.

At the middle of October, at refugee accommodation facilities in Banya, Pustrogor, Voenna Rampa in Sofia, Harmanli and Kovachevitsi, a total of 3298 refugees were being housed. In total, those facilities have capacity for 6000 people. Ivanov said that 408 refugees were accommodated elsewhere.

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