Recently, On the main road from Malko Tarnovo to Burgas to the town of Krushevets, Bulgarian border police captured 50 Syrian refugees. Most migrants were young men; young women and children were also involved in these numbers.
The refugees said that their primary goal was to reach Germany. They requested medical assistance as some got injuries due to long-distance travel across the border. They also expect Bulgarian border Police to provide them with a bus to transport them.
The Syrian refugees will be transported to the Border Police headquarters in Malko Tarnovo, where they will be interviewed and searched while receiving an interpreter as required.
According to the sources, the criminal organizations in Turkey and Bulgaria coordinate the migratory movement that passes across our border. Due to their presence in Turkey, mobsters from Pakistan and Afghanistan are the primary organizers of such large groups crossing the Turkish-Bulgarian border. With support from the Bulgarian government, organized criminal groups assist human traffickers in moving migrants to the Bulgarian-Serbian border.
It was believed that certain border patrol agents helped facilitate unauthorized immigration. After a catastrophic event in Burgas, the military became involved in stopping additional illegal immigration. In that incident, two police officers got killed while attempting to stop a bus carrying illegal immigrants in Burgas. The Bus ran over their car and later crashed into a bus stop. It was driven by a Macedonian driver who later got accused of illegal trafficking.
Stopping illegal immigration is a significant challenge for the Bulgarian Police. Although the Border Police constructed a steel fence, it is not difficult for immigrants to pass over it. Some refugees were spotted crossing the fence using a ladder. Border police use drones and other cutting-edge tools to prevent illegal trespassing. However, whether the police are ready to put a break to any tragedy like Burgas remains a significant concern.