Bulgarian PM orders Border Police chiefs fired over migrant transport contract

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov has ordered the dismissal of the top leadership of the Border Police after a contract to transport migrants was given to a business person arrested for alleged people-trafficking in Bulgaria.

Borissov told this to reporters on August 15, the morning after he discussed the matter with Interior Minister Roumyana Buchvarova.

Those set for dismissal are Border Police head Chief Commissioner Antonio Angelov, his deputy Stanislav Manolov, and the entire leadership of the Border Police office in the Black Sea city of Bourgas will be replaced.

In addition to the dismissals, Borissov told Buchvarova to investigate whether there was illicit protection of people-traffickers.

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