Bulgarian police in talks with Greece on finding missing former security agency chief Sertov

Senior Bulgarian law enforcement officials have held talks with Greek counterparts in an effort to find Petko Sertov, the former head of the State Agency for National Security who went missing two weeks ago.

On December 5, Sertov left his Sofia home, leaving behind his two mobile phones and his international passport, drew cash and climbed into a car, apparently heading in the direction of Greece. Video footage appears to confirm that he crossed the Bulgarian-Greek border.

His disappearance was reported by Sertov’s wife on December 6 and a missing person case that has prompted headlines in Bulgarian media for a fortnight got underway.

An alert declaring Sertov a missing person has been posted by Interpol.

Petko Sertov. Photo: borkor.government.bg
Petko Sertov. Photo: borkor.government.bg

At a December 18 news conference, Bulgarian Interior Ministry chief secretary Svetozar Lazarov said that currently there was no evidence that a crime had been committed against Sertov and so, at the discretion of prosecutors, pre-trial proceedings had not been initiated.

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