The Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office Confirmed that it is Investigating Bulgarians for Espionage in Great Britain
The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office informed that it is conducting an investigation into the crime of espionage under Chapter One of the Special Part of the Criminal Code. This was announced today by the SCPO regarding the information about three Bulgarian citizens detained in Great Britain for espionage in favor of Russia.
It is specified that the pre-trial proceedings were initiated in March 2023. "To establish the criminal activity, joint actions are being carried out with the National Security State Agency. Given the nature of the pre-trial proceedings and the fact that it contains classified information, at this stage no more details can be being provided," the SCPO's brief statement from today also said.
Earlier today, the BBC reported that the Bulgarians were detained back in February. The three have been detained under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) and are accused of possessing documents with false content, with the BBC specifying that they are passports, identity cards and other documents for the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece and the Czech Republic.