“Interpol Issues ‘Red Notice’ for Bulgaria Mobster Pair”

June 7, 2012

Novinite on June 7, 2012 released the following:

Interpol Issues ‘Red Notice’ for Bulgaria Mobster Pair

Interpol has issued a Red Notice for the arrest of notorious Bulgarian gangsters Angel Hristov and Plamen Galev aka the “Galevi brothers”.

The underworld bosses were declared wanted for “organized crime/transnational crime” at the request of the Bulgarian authorities.

Angel Hristov and Plamen Galev aka the “Galevi brothers” disappeared at the beginning of May after the Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation finally confirmed their organized crime sentences. The two were supposed to be sent to jail for 5 and 4 years respectively.

On May 9, Galev and Hristov were issued a nationwide search warrant amidst reports they fled abroad with a huge stash of money and strong criticism on the part of the European Commission.

The search of the Bulgarian authorities ended up with no result, while in the meantime the executive and judiciary exchanged accusations for the blunder of letting the two mobsters get away.

The pair is well known to be top mafia lords, failed MP wannabes and benefactors of Dupnitsa, a sleepy, impoverished and dilapidated Bulgarian town at the foot of the Rila mountain, some 60 km south of Sofia.

Even before the court trial it was a public secret that the Galevi brothers are mafia bosses who hold the citizens of Dupnitsa on a leash as their jobs and prosperity depend on the two burly former policemen with shady background and businesses.

They have managed to capitalize on the weakness of the state and the local authorities, merging with them and making out of Dupnitsa a stronghold of their own, called Galevgrad.

On May 3, Bulgaria’s Supreme Court of Cassations upheld Galevi’s jail sentences issued by a lower instance.

The magistrates, however, reduced Galev’s sentence by two years and Hristov’s by one on grounds they have clean criminal records and are known for charitable activities. Galev will thus serve 5 years behind bars while Hristov will be in jail for 4 years, both on charges of participating in an organized crime group dealing with racket and extortion. The rule is final and cannot be appealed.

In the beginning of July 2011, the Sofia Appellate Court surprisingly reversed the trial against Galevi, sentencing them to a total of 12 years in jail – Plamen Galev to 7 years in prison, and Angel Hristov – to 5.

In addition, Galev was sentenced to a fine of BGN 10 000 and confiscation of 1/3 of his properties and assets, and Hristov – to a fine of BGN 7000, and confiscation of 1/4 of his properties and assets for the benefit of the state.

The two were appealing the sentence with the Supreme Court of Cassations, which is the last instance.

Back in November 2010, the Regional Court in the southwestern city of Kyustendil acquitted them of all charges – including heading an organized crime group, racketeering, and extortion on the grounds that they were tried on rumors, not real evidence.

Four other men were also sentenced as members of the organized crime group led by Galevi.

The Galevi trial, launched in September 2009, came in the wake of a large-scale and flashy raid by what appeared to be the state army, which rummaged offices, auto-houses and apartments in the capital Sofia, Pernik and Dupnitsa.

In mid-June 2009, the Galevi brothers walked out of jail after both were allowed to run at the general elections and thus receiving immunity from prosecution. They failed to win seats in the 41st General Assembly, but were still free on bail.”

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Alleged Multiple Murderer Wanted by Interpol is Held in Dubai

May 1, 2012

Emirates 24/7 on May 1, 2012 released the following:

“Multiple murderer wanted by Interpol held in Dubai

Dubai Police has arrested a South Asian who is wanted by the Interpol as he is charged with six cases of murder, extortion and robbery in his home country, India.

The man allegedly worked as a car mechanic and visited Dubai frequently.

According to General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Director-General, CID, Dubai Police, he entered the country in March and lived mostly in deserted houses. His compatriots allegedly helped him with food and money.

Dubai Police was on the look out after receiving his extradition papers.

The police coordinated with the Ministry of Interior to arrest him. he will be extradited to his home country.

Two female drug dealers arrested in Dubai

Two African female drug dealers who managed to skip airport customs in other countries were seized separately in Dubai, with one hiding costly cocaine in her hair and the other concealing heroin in her shoes.

Customs inspectors at Dubai airport caught the two in April after receiving information by the emirate’s counter-drug squads that two African women might be trying to smuggle narcotics through Dubai.

The first women, a 25-year-old Kenya, arrived from Argentina on April 4 and Dubai airport female inspectors noticed an unusual bulge in her hair.

When they asked her about the bulge, the woman said she was using a special hair glue but the inspectors were not convinced.

“When they looked into her hair, they found 10 plastic rolls inside hair curls….they contained nearly 360 gm of cocaine which is known to be very expensive compared with other drugs,” newspapers said, quoting Major General Abdul Jalil Al Asmawi, head of the counter-narcotics department.

He told newspapers that the woman confessed she had received the stuff from a female South African friend who lives in Argentina. “She said she was asked by that woman to deliver the drugs to a man in Johannesburg in return for a sum of money,” he said, adding that the woman has been referred to the competent authorities in the emirate.

The other woman, 28, arrived in Dubai on April 17 and attracted the attention of customs authorities by her confused behaviour, Asmawi said.

He said the woman had come from Faisal Abad and was heading for Nairobi, adding that around 205 kg of heroin were found concealed in one shoe and 198 gm in the other. He said the woman told police she had received the stuff from a Nigerian friend residing in Pakistan and that she asked her to deliver the drugs to a man in Malawi who was to meet her at a hotel. “She said she agreed to do the job in return for 50 bags of rice.””

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To find additional global criminal news, please read The Global Criminal Defense Daily.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the U.S. law firm practice and write and/or report extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition Defense, OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal, International Criminal Court Defense, and US Seizure of Non-Resident, Foreign-Owned Assets. Because we have experience dealing with INTERPOL, our firm understands the inter-relationship that INTERPOL’s “Red Notice” brings to this equation.

The author of this blog is Douglas C. McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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Arrest of FBI Most Wanted and INTERPOL Target Praised by World Police Body

June 23, 2011

INTERPOL on June 23, 2011 released the following:

“LYON, France – The arrest of alleged mob boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, one of the FBI’s most wanted and a target of a global INTERPOL fugitive operation, has been welcomed by the world police body.

The 81-year-old American, who is accused of the murder of 19 people in the 1970s and 1980s, and his 60-year-old girlfriend Catherine Grieg, who was also the subject of INTERPOL’s Operation Infra-Red (International Fugitive Round-Up and Arrest – Red Notices), were detained near Los Angeles on 22 June after 16 years on the run.

In addition to murder, as the alleged former boss of the Winter Hill gang in Boston, Bulger was also wanted for extortion, membership of a racketeer-influenced corrupt organization and money laundering. Greig was wanted for concealing a person from arrest and both were subject of INTERPOL Red Notices, or internationally wanted persons alerts, issued at the request of the US authorities.

“The arrest of James Bulger and his girlfriend after so many years on the run is testimony to the dedication and tenacity of the FBI officers involved who ensured that these fugitives and their crimes were never forgotten,” said Stefano Carvelli, Assistant Director of INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support unit.

“That he was highlighted as a key target in Operation Infra-Red, INTERPOL’s first major global appeal to the public for information on fugitives, was one of many important steps taken by the US authorities to maintain the pressure on this man and use every resource available to them in his eventual location and arrest.

“It is once again a clear signal for all fugitives everywhere, that no matter how much time has passed, once they are wanted they will remain wanted until brought to justice,” added Mr Carvelli.

INTERPOL’s Operation Infra-Red in July 2010, targeted nearly 450 international fugitives convicted suspected of committing serious offences including murder, rape, child abuse, kidnapping and drug trafficking and has already led to the arrest or location of more than 170 individuals.

Bulger’s arrest on Wednesday came just two days after another Infra-Red target, American national Kenneth Andrew Craig who is accused of sexually abusing two young boys in Florida in 1998, was taken into custody by Brazilian police in Rio de Janeiro.”

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