SOFIA – Bulgaria has launched a nationwide crackdown on illegal migration, Interior Minister Ivan Demerdzhiev told the media on Monday.
He said the campaign was planned a long time ago.
The Directorate General for Combating Organized Crime and the Border Police have already reported successful actions, Demerdzhiev said.
"Major migrant trafficking groups have been hit. The operation will continue in the coming days in Turkey as well as Bulgaria," he noted.
According to the Minister, similar actions are planned with Greece.
"Interaction is the only way to respond to cross-border crime," he stated.
Similarly, Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev wrote on Twitter: "Joint work and partnership are the only way to protect the people and the interests of Bulgaria."
Geshev thanked prosecutors and investigators across Bulgaria, the Interior Ministry leadership and the hundreds of police officers for the good job they have done in organizing the campaign and for their professional interaction. (BTA)