Terrorists Target Bulgaria Standartnews - 2005/11/21
"Some international terrorist organizations have focused their attention on Bulgaria. Of course, the geographical proximity of Bulgaria to hotbeds of terrorism in the Middle East and the Caucasian region explains this," said Interior Minister Roumen Petkov yesterday, at the international conference Risks for Security and the Transformation - Euro-Atlantic and Regional Prospects.
"The Interior Ministry struggles to reduce to minimum the import of criminal structures from abroad and to cut off the channels used by terrorist organizations for weapons and drugs trafficking," the minister also explained. He made it a point that in 2004 the special services busted twelve printing shops for counterfeited money and confiscated banknotes worth Euro 309,750. "These good results come to suggest that the cooperation with Europol and the other foreign services leads to successful crime combat," Minsiter Petkov said also.