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PostSubject: Organised Crime   Mon May 05, 2014 12:21 am

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[size=150:1ifasywr]Nigel Farage: enlargement of EU creates gateway for organised crime
Ukip leader says Britain has opened doors to countries that 'have not recovered from communism'


[size=85:1ifasywr]Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent
theguardian.com, Sunday 4 May 2014 11.07 BST

Nigel Farage's remarks appeared to be aimed at Bulgaria and Romania, which joined the EU in 2007.

The enlargement of the EU to include former Warsaw Pact countries such as Romania has created a "
gateway for organised crime"
, the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, has said.

As more damaging details emerged about the views of Ukip candidates, Farage admitted his party had made mistakes in its selection of candidates. He said Ukip would attempt to change perceptions this week when it published its election addresses for the local elections, featuring black and minority ethnic candidates.

Farage said the presence of Romanians in Britain posed a threat, warning of an explosion in organised crime. Expanding on his answer in a Guardian interview last month, when he spoke of how discomfiting it would be to live next door to Romanians, Farage told the Andrew Marr Show on BBC1: "
We have opened up the doors to countries that have not recovered from communism and I'm afraid it has become a gateway for organised crime. Everybody knows that. No one dares say it."


The remarks appeared to be aimed at Romania and Bulgaria, two former Warsaw Pact countries that joined the EU in 2007. A further eight former Warsaw Pact countries, led by Poland, joined the EU in 2004. Farage is concerned about immigration from the so-called A8, but his remarks appeared to be aimed at Romania and Bulgaria because they are less developed economically.

Farage insisted his party was not racist after the Sunday Times reported that a candidate in Stockport had resigned after calling Islam "
evil"
. The Ukip leader said: "
We have made mistakes. But these people are not representative of Ukip at all. Not only am I adamant that we are a non-racist party, this week we are going to fight back against it. You will see our election address for the local elections this year and you will see a lot of black ethnic minority candidates who are proudly standing for Ukip. I am going to approach this differently in future.
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PostSubject: Re: Organised Crime   Mon May 05, 2014 6:54 am

Personally i prefer "
organised crime"
than dis-organised crime, if i had a choice!
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PostSubject: Organised Crime   Sat May 24, 2014 10:02 am

Bulgarian-French operation busts Bulgarian organised crime network
It's good when two Countries can work together to combat crime
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PostSubject: Re: Organised Crime   Wed May 28, 2014 9:25 am

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[size=150:1pv5jvnl]Operation takes down crime network affecting European electronic payments
Posted on 27 May 2014.
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Bulgarian and French judicial and law enforcement authorities, working in close cooperation with the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol and Eurojust in The Hague, have smashed another significant Bulgarian organized crime network suspected of a variety of crimes including electronic payment and document fraud, currency counterfeiting and drugs trafficking.


The action day for Operation Echo on 20 May 2014 resulted in 11 arrests (4 European Arrest Warrants (EAWs)) and 29 house searches in Bulgaria.

The operation was led by Bulgarian authorities via a command coordination centre in Silistra. Europol EC3 experts were present with a mobile office, allowing direct access to Europol's databases for cross-checking, analyzing and exchanging intelligence in real time. EC3 officers also provided tailor-made expertise on the spot.

Three complex production sites of skimming equipment were discovered and dismantled in Varna during the raids, where quantities of micro camera bars, card readers, pieces of electronics and plastic cards ready to be encoded were seized.

Complete equipment to produce counterfeit bank cards was also seized, which included magnetic strip readers and writers, computers, phones and flash drives. Police officers also confiscated dozens of forged payment cards with records of PIN numbers, ready to be used at other ATMs. All raids and arrests took place simultaneously and were coordinated from the command center set up in Silistra Regional SANS1 headquarters.

The primary modus operandi of the criminals and their associates was to harvest financial data from ATMs in different areas of France (e.g. Nancy, Metz, and Lyon) as well as other EU countries, which they then used to create fake payment cards. The fake cards could then be used to withdraw large amounts of cash from ATMs outside the European Union (e.g. in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia).

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Crime is conducted more and more online and its character is increasingly transnational. This operation against payment fraud shows the international scale of organized crime, which affects citizens, businesses and our collective security. It also shows the effective and ever increasing cooperation among the international law enforcement community and their effective response to the evolving threats of organised crime"
, said Europol's Director Rob Wainwright
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PostSubject: Re: Organised Crime   Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:15 am

Are they at last getting their act together regarding organised crime in Bulgaria

[size=150:pl3sg2s5]Bulgaria prosecution presses charges on 7 police officers
[size=85:pl3sg2s5]1 August 2014 | 12:27 | FOCUS News Agency
Bulgaria prosecution presses charges on 7 police officers
Sofia. Bulgaria’s Specialised Prosecutor’s Office has pressed charged on seven officers with the specialised unit Sigma of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry, who are accused of participating in an organised crime group dealing with bribes and extortion, the press office of the institution announced.
The detainees were arrested on July 30, 2014 in the frames of a special operation carried out by the Internal Security Directorate of the Interior Ministry under the management and supervision of the Specialised Prosecutor’s Office.
Charges have been pressed on: Ivaylo Vasilev – head of the group;
Georgi B.;
Yordan Dz.;
Filip M.;
Vladislav N.;
Stoyko M.;
and Lyubomir L.
According to the evidence collected so far, the criminal structure used to operate since January 2013. The participants used to blackmail drivers, asking them for bribes of different amounts, in order to avoid sanctions for traffic violations.
Special investigation means have been used in the frames of the investigation. Nine witnesses have been interrogated so far.
The leader of the crime group, Ivaylo Vasilev, was put under 72-hour arrest, while the rest were released on BGN 500.
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PostSubject: Re: Organised Crime   Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:40 am

We have a lot of "
organised crime"
in the UK as well, most people call them 'politicians.'

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PostSubject: Re: Organised Crime   Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:59 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
We have a lot of "
organised crime"
in the UK as well, most people call them 'politicians.'

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PostSubject: Re: Organised Crime   Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:03 pm

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We have a lot of "
organised crime"
in the UK as well, most people call them 'politicians.'


And here is the leader

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PostSubject: Re: Organised Crime   Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:10 pm

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We have a lot of "
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in the UK as well, most people call them 'politicians.'


And here is the leader

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Nice one Ashley - couldn't have put it any better myself.

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PostSubject: Re: Organised Crime   Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:13 pm

Oh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh you guys are very very naughty

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PostSubject: Organised Crime   Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:47 am

[size=150:2k8pwzao]187 people arrested in Bulgaria within large-scale operation against organized crime across Europe
[size=85:2k8pwzao]24 September 2014 | 17:12 | FOCUS News Agency
187 people arrested in Bulgaria within large-scale operation against organized crime across EuropePicture: AFP
Sofia. Law enforcement bodies of 34 countries, including Bulgaria, carries out a large scale operation carried out between September 15 and September 23, doubted Archimedes and coordinated by the Europol. The operation was targeted at the activity of organized crime groups in Europe, press centre of the Ministry of Interior announced.
Coordinated activities were carried out jointly with Eurojust, FRONTEX and Interpol. Police officers from all 28 European Union members, as well as Colombia, Norway, the United States, Serbia and Switzerland, carried out 300 operations in cities, ports and border crossings across Europe.
In total, 1,027 arrest were made, including 250 in Spain and 200 in Bulgaria.
Police focused on the growing threat of cybercrime, with criminal networks using the Internet for cross-border crimes, including money laundering.
In total, 94 trafficking suspects were arrested, with police checking the identity of over 10,000 illegal immigrants.
Law officers seized around 600 kilos (1,320 pounds) of cocaine, 1.3 tonnes of cannabis and 200 kilos of heroin.
They also dismantled a laboratory used for making counterfeit medicine, confiscated 13 luxury cars and seized 1.5 million contraband cigarettes as well as one million euros ($1.3 million) in cash.
Police intercepted over 40 packages of cocaine sent from Colombia to Europe and several couriers carrying the drug.
Searches and arrests were made at four airports and two harbours in Colombia
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PostSubject: Re: Organised Crime   Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:41 am

I am very pleased, that at long last Bulgaria appears to be addressing the cyber crime issue
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Bulgaria, Spain unplug electronic crime gang: Europol
Published on Oct 2, 2014 3:10 AM

THE HAGUE (AFP) - Bulgarian and Spanish police have busted an organised crime gang specialising in ATM "
skimming"
, electronic fraud and using 3D printers, arresting 31 suspects in raids in the two countries, Europe's police organisation said on Wednesday.

Police swooped on 40 homes in Malaga in Spain as well as in Sofia, Burgas and Silistra in Bulgaria in "
Operation Imperium"
, Europol said in a press release issued from its Hague-based headquarters.

Law enforcement officers dismantled eight criminal laboratories and seized more than 1,000 devices including micro cameras, card readers, magnetic strip readers and writers, computers, phones and flash drives as well as plastic cards ready to be encoded, Europol said.

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Moreover officers found 3D printing equipment to produce fake plastic card slot bezels ready to be installed on ATMs,"
it added.
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PostSubject: Organised crime in Bulgaria   Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:49 pm

The Sofia Globe
Varna gang behind two recent organised crime hits, Bulgaria's Interior Ministry says
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PostSubject: Re: Organised Crime   Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:48 pm

Dont you just love this bit

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Bulgaria’s Deputy Prosecutor-General Borislava Sarafov, speaking after attending a meeting at the Interior Ministry that was attended by Prime Minister Borissov and Interior Minister Vesselin Vuchkov, said that the Varna gang was headed by Radoslav “Black Rory” Kaltchev.

Kaltchev had left Bulgaria on January 11, it had been established from video surveillance. A European Arrest Warrant had not yet been issued because technical procedures were pending. "



Pending my ass


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PostSubject: Re: Organised Crime   Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:23 pm

I guess we watch this space now than

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