The Ministry of Internal affairs’ press office announced that a special operation was conducted a few days ago in 13-night clubs in the capital and three regional cities as the Police were informed by unknown sources that narcotics and illegal substances were distributed in these places.
Ivan Demerdzhiev, the minister of internal affairs, gave the orders for this operation, which was carried out under the systematic direction of the “Narcotics” division of the General Directorate of the “National Police. On the evenings of 22 and 23 October. The SDVR’s property and the regional directorates in Plovdiv, Burgas, and Varna were the sites of the actions. They conducted numerous inspections on the targeted areas with specialized units and dog squads.
During the examination, the Police found various types of narcotic substances from several individuals present in the club. 186 persons were examined, and 21 of them were discovered to belong to the contingent of active criminals.
Two of the 14 people who were captured were listed as national wanted men. There are seven pre-trial proceedings and eleven protocols (7 – under the Ministry of Interior and 4 – under investigative). Narcotic drugs of various kinds and concentrations were seized. As they have concerns about other criminals connected to the cartel, the Police and Narcotics division has conducted a detailed investigation.
A restriction was also put in place close to the establishments to prevent people from driving after using alcohol or drugs. Driving after consuming alcohol or drugs has been connected to several incidents in various provinces of Bulgaria. To avoid accidents and for the safety of other people, the Police inspect every vehicle that passes through the checkpoint.
The police agency claims that persons who drive after using drugs pose a serious threat to other people’s lives and must be stopped. Drivers caught operating a vehicle after using any form of an illegal substance will face harsh penalties.