Sofia Echo


Three arrested in Bulgaria's Bourgas for trafficking pregnant women into Greece

Author: The Sofia Echo staff Date: Thu, Mar 29 2012 2561 Views
Share: share on Twitter share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn
Print Send via email

Three people were arrested in Bulgaria's Black Sea coastal city of Bourgas for alleged international trafficking of pregnant women into Greece, the press office of the district directorate of the Interior Ministry said.

Officers from the anti-organised crime unit in Bourgas carried out a special operation against a group of people dealing with international trafficking of pregnant women with the purpose of selling the newborns in Greece, local news agency Focus said, quoting the ministry statement.

Authorities raided several homes used by those taken into custody and have found and confiscated a large amount of evidence, the statement said.

The detainees were put under 72-hour arrest. Investigations are continuing.

  • Organised crime controls about 4.5% of Bulgarian economy, conference told
  • Spanish court jails Romanian for 30 years for human trafficking, procuring for prostitution
  • Athens police arrest three Bulgarians for brokering sale of babies
  • Austrian court finds 22 Greeks guilty of human trafficking
  • Bulgarian jailed in UK after being found guilty of sex trafficking
  • Human trafficking rife in Czech Republic
  • US, Ukraine pledge to combat human trafficking
  • To post comments, please, Login or Register.
    Please read the The Sofia Echo forum comments policy.