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Migrants using drugs scam to enter EU, says Bulgarian PM

Migrants are tricking their way into the European Union by being deliberately caught with hard drugs, according to Bulgaria’s prime minister.

A new scam involves one member of a 60-strong group sacrificing himself to border guards by confessing to carrying heroin, so that his companions can stay in Bulgaria as witnesses to the crime.

>>Read whole story in The Times (paywall).

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3 comments on “Migrants using drugs scam to enter EU, says Bulgarian PM

  1. risabuzatova
    September 11, 2016

    Do you think this story has any validity? Or is Borissov and the BG government cooking this up?

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    • jamescrisp2014
      September 12, 2016

      Very hard to tell. May be a grain of truth blown up but who knows?

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      • risabuzatova
        September 12, 2016

        While not at all a conspiracy theorist, it seems wise to be more than a bit cynical when it comes to politicians’ assertions about refugees. Frankly, no matter how cynical I become on these matters, it seems insufficient for the reality on the ground. And the state of current U.S. politics does not reassure me.

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