Bulgarian Border Police officers at the country’s Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint have detained three Iranian men who attempted to enter the country using false Israeli passports, the Interior Ministry said on November 2.
The three men, aged 21, 28 and 32, arrived at the checkpoint, at Bulgaria’s border with Turkey, on October 31.
They presented Israeli passports, which on examination were found to have been falsified, the ministry said.
In custody at the Svilengrad office of the Bulgarian Border Police, it was established that the three men were Iranians, the statement said.
The men had been transferred to the special facility for temporary detention of foreigners in Lyubimets. Fast-track proceedings against them had been initiated, the Interior Ministry said.
(Photo of the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint: Bulgarian Border Police)