01 September 2022
Migrant pressure is a global process that affects many countries. It escalated more and more. Migrant pressure to our country has increased fivefold in the last year, more than 86,000 migrants have not been allowed to enter the country. This was stated by the Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Petar Todorov, in the program “Face to Face” on BTV.
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“We are making a huge effort to cross this stream. We are taking a complex of measures to prevent this migrant pressure. We have the will to tackle this problem. This is serious criminal activity. It costs about $1,000 to transfer one migrant. We have data that employees are also involved in this criminal activity. Every employee, about whom there is data, is investigated and the law is applied,” he emphasized.
On the occasion of the tragic incident in which two police officers died in Burgas, when they tried to stop a bus with migrants, Petar Todorov said: “Yes, there were mistakes made in the police station in Burgas. The role of each employee is being clarified and when all the data is collected, it will be made public.”
The Chief Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior also commented on the purges in the Ministry of the Interior.
“Rokady is there, but there is no purge. Minister Dermerdzhiev said that he is waiting for results from the officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Where the results were unsatisfactory – there are personnel changes. It is categorically not related to the elections, these are actions dictated by the necessary capacity in places,” he emphasized.
What measures have been taken to curb vote buying?
“The necessary organization has been created. The entire operational staff is assigned tasks. There are signals, they are operational and being processed. As soon as there are reports of criminal activity, they will be forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office. All means are used, including the CPS. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is equally distant from all political forces, there are no preferences for anyone,” explained Todorov.