Bulgaria arrests 14 border officers over bribery

Fourteen Bulgarian border police officers have been arrested on suspicion of bribery, the interior ministry said on Friday.

Bulgaria arrests 14 border officers over bribery

Fourteen Bulgarian border police officers have been arrested on suspicion of bribery, the interior ministry said on Friday.

"It has been discovered that for a long period of time, 14 Bulgarian border police officers working at the Danube Bridge border point (with Romania) have been extorting bribes from passing foreigners," the interior ministry said in a statement.

Ten of those arrested will remain in custody for 72 hours, after which they will have to be charged or released, while four have been released on bail.

Reuters

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