Bulgaria adopts revised rules on undercover cops

Bulgaria’s cabinet has approved an ordinance on the tasks and organisation of the Interior Ministry regarding the use of undercover police.

A September 9 government media statement said that the ordinance was adopted because of changes to legislation.

Provision is made in the law on special surveillance for the use of undercover officers.

“These trained experts are used for the prevention, detection and investigation of serious intentional crime and protect national security” according to the government media statement.

They are used only when it is judged necessary, when the tasks and activities cannot be achieved otherwise, at the request of the competent authorities and in accordance with procedures established by law, the statement said.

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