Sofia police arrest 75 in operation against illegal migration

Sofia police arrested 75 foreign men in two days in one of its regular operations against illegal migration, Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said on February 18 2016.

All of those taken into custody had been found to be without identity documents, police said.

Those detained all said that they were citizens of Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said.

In the first set of arrests, on February 16, police responded to a call about a group of men in the capital city’s Ljubljana Street. The group were found to not have identity documents and all claimed to be from Afghanistan.

On February 17, police arrested a further 25 men, apparently aged between 25 and 40, in Bansko Street, and on same day, another 25 men, in the city’s Moderno Predgradie neighbourhood, the Interior Ministry said.

The men were taken to district police offices and then handed over the relevant services, the ministry said.



The Sofia Globe staff

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