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20 detained in Bulgaria for selling Polish passports to Ukrainians

Each passport cost around $5,6 thousand
09:44, 30 October 2018

www.radiosvoboda.org

Around 20 people were detained in Bulgaria for selling Bulgarian passports to the citizens of Ukraine, Moldova, and Macedonia, as Radio Liberty reports.

“The Head of the Department on Bulgarians, who live abroad is among the detained,” the message says.

According to the law enforcers, the suspects received around $5,6 thousand for one document. They are charged with corruption, falsification of documents, abuse of authority and creation of a criminal grouping.

Related: Ukraine's passport rating plummeted

In 2007, Bulgaria has become the EU member state. Its passports allow the citizens of the country traveling and living on the territory of the European Union freely.

Earlier, a criminal gang, which falsified Polish passports for Ukrainians and sent them illegally to the UK, was revealed in Poland.

Related: Ukraine's Zakarpattia passport scandal: Ukraine to expel consul if Hungary does not withdraw him

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