Police detained a criminal gang that had been committing homicides, thefts, and robberies. The prosecutor’s office declared that its 11 members would rub pomegranates in jail. The group’s leaders were each given six and seven years of prison. The gang used a long automatic weapon, active from 2006’s first day until July last day of 2013.
One of them was also found guilty of storing two Kalashnikovs from an incomplete production cycle, and a large quantity of ammunition, including 65 cal pistol cartridges and 60 rounds meant for use with the “AK-47” and its derivatives. 9mm and submachine guns cal. 9 mm; 46 pieces of 9 mm ammunition designed for use with “Makarov” and “Stechkin” pistols, etc.; 42 amounts of 9 mm ammunition intended for use with calibre pistols. Without permission under the Arms, Ammunition, Explosives and Pyrotechnics Act, one cannot own a 9 mm.
His sentence will be strictly intense, and he is expected to face life imprisonment for storing illegal weapons. The second leader will face detention of 17 years and pays a fine of BGN 5000. Six other defendants received sentences of three years in jail respectively; one received a second term of two years in prison, and another suspended his sentence with a probationary period of five years.
The group’s ninth member was given a 5-year imprisonment term to be served under a stringent starting regime. He will face six years in jail for other offences and four years imprisonment for being the 10th criminal gang member.
The most recent offender received a 15-year prison term. He was judged responsible for an armed robbery that the Tartors had ordered. With an unidentified person, he took BGN 215,000 from a bank branch on April 5, 2012. They used a weapon to threaten the cashier to do this. However, under the first tight guidelines, his sentence will be 17 years and six months.