Charges have been laid against 10 traffic police, and will be laid against a further 12, for soliciting sums of money in a racketeering scheme against motorists on Bulgaria’s national roads, Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said on February 17 2012.
The 10 traffic police against whom charges had been laid already had been dismissed from duty, he said. The court had set bail of 5000 leva (about 2500 euro) each.
Tsvetanov said that the traffic police had asked motorists, including foreigners, for sums ranging from 20 to 300 leva, or other sums in foreign currencies.
According to local news agency Focus, he said that no further details would be disclosed until charges had been laid against the remaining 12 traffic police.