Bulgarian police dismantle human-trafficking ring

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December 1, 2010 21:30

 
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Bulgaria — Police say they have dismantled an international human-trafficking ring that brought immigrants into Bulgaria from Iraq and Iran via Turkey.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement posted Wednesday that border police arrested a Turkish national and three Bulgarians who are believed to be ringleaders.

The ministry says eight immigrants from Iraq and Iran were charged up to €3,000 ($3,900) per person to get fake Bulgarian passports so they could get to other European Union countries.

An investigation has been launched to determine how long the group had been trafficking people.

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