Bulgaria fires motor vehicle inspector filmed bullying Turkish lorry driver for a bribe

Footage filmed by a Turkish lorry driver of how he was forced by a Bulgarian Motor Vehicle Administration roadside inspector into giving a bribe has become an online hit in Bulgaria – and resulted in the inspector’s dismissal.

Bulgaria’s Transport Ministry said on June 4 that the inspector, named in media reports as Petar Velikov of the Motor Vehicle Administration in Haskovo, had been dismissed. Velikov denies wrongdoing and has described the video as “manipulated”.

Motor Vehicle Administration head Tsvetelin Tsvetanov told reporters earlier on June 4 that he had heard about the case from the media.

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