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Law enforcement services in Bulgaria are provided by several different departments of the Ministry of Interior.

Criminal Police General Directorate

Headed by a Chief Commissar, the Criminal Police General Directorate has the role of the national police force, carrying out its duties as an independent Ministerial body, in cooperation with other state bodies, organizations and citizens.     

Mandate:

  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • Search for fugitives;
  • Formally identify people;
  • Tackle cross-border crime and networks;
  • Fight illegal migration and trafficking in human beings;
  • Prevent terrorism.

Security Police General Directorate

Mandate:

  • Maintain public law and order;
  • Protect public property and strategic sites;
  • Secure major events;
  • Riot control;
  • Traffic control, vehicle administration and accident management;
  • Dangerous substance control;
  • VIP protection.

Border Police General Directorate

The Ministry of Interior in also in charge of the Border Police General Directorate, a specialized security and investigative force in charge of border security and control.

Mandate:

  • Protect state borders;
  • Control migration in and out of national borders;
  • Enforce laws and regulations for the admission of foreign-born persons to Bulgaria;
  • Control illegal immigration;
  • Detect, apprehend, and deter smugglers of human beings, drugs and other contraband.

INTERPOL Sofia

Another department of the Ministry of Interior, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Bulgaria is part of its International Operational Cooperation Department (IOCD).

Its priority crime areas include:

  • Terrorism;
  • Maritime piracy;
  • Drugs;
  • Trafficking in human beings;
  • Stolen motor vehicle crime;
  • Money laundering;
  • High-tech crime.

In March 2009, the IOCD moved to a new headquarters building in central Sofia.  NCB Sofia staff now enjoy brand new office space comprising 12 rooms fully equipped with modern technology and communications devices.

INTERPOL Sofia in action
30 December 2013

Fake goods worth nearly USD 1 million seized in INTERPOL-coordinated operation

LYON, France – Counterfeit goods worth nearly USD 1 million have been seized in a series of interventions across Eastern Europe as part of INTERPOL’s Operation White Mercury.Involving seven countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – the operation also resulted in the ident...
16 November 2012

INTERPOL chief commends Bulgaria on the work of its police in fighting transnational organized crime

SOFIA, Bulgaria – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has complimented Bulgaria's Ministry of Interior and police in fighting all forms of serious crime and has called for a renewed global effort by INTERPOL member countries to help Bulgaria identify those behind the terrorist bombing attack on an Israeli tour bus in Burgas in August which left six...
30 August 2012

INTERPOL publishes images of alleged bus bombing accomplice at request of Bulgaria

LYON, France – All INTERPOL member countries have been asked by Bulgarian authorities to make public a driving licence photo and computer-generated images of a suspected accomplice to the man responsible for the bomb attack in July on an Israeli tour bus outside Burgas airport in Bulgaria, as part of a public appeal to identify the man.The suspected accom...
02 August 2012

Bulgaria asks INTERPOL member countries to publish image of terrorist bus bombing suspect

LYON, France – Bulgaria has asked all INTERPOL member countries to make public a computer generated image of the suspected terrorist responsible for the bombing attack on an Israeli tour bus outside Burgas airport in Bulgaria, in a bid to identify the man.Remains of the man recovered from the scene of the fatal attack on 18 July, in which five Israelis an...
19 July 2012

INTERPOL deploying team to assist Bulgarian investigation into suicide terrorist bomb attack on Israeli tour bus

LYON, France – INTERPOL is to deploy an Incident Response Team (IRT) to Bulgaria to assist national authorities in their investigation into the suicide terrorist bombing attack on an Israeli tour bus which killed five Israelis, the Bulgarian driver, the presumed terrorist and injured more than 30 others.Condemning the ‘cowardly’ attack, INTERPOL Secretary...
01 April 2010

INTERPOL supported operation targeting organized crime in South East Europe leads to heroin seizure and arrests

The first joint operation co-ordinated under INTERPOL project BESA targeting organized crime groups in South East Europe has resulted in the arrest of five men and the seizure of more than six kilos of heroin by police in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.The arrests in Strumica on Saturday 27 March follow close co-operation between police in the...

Red Notices 57

PODGORSKI
IVAN VLADOV
Age today: 40 years old
Nationality: Bulgaria

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DRAGNEV
KANTCHO ILIEV
Age today: 65 years old
Nationality: Bulgaria

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Yellow Notices 102

ALEKSANDROV
SASHO YORDANOV
Age today: 60 years old
Nationality: Bulgaria

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ALEKSIEVA
ZUNKA STEFCHEVA
Age today: 18 years old
Nationality: Bulgaria

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European Regional Conference 2007

  • 36th European Regional Conference - 2007 - Varna