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Bulgarian Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2018

The 2018 Bulgarian Organised Crime Threat Assessment uncovers the major trends and dynamics in the country’s main criminal markets during the last several years. The current analysis indicates shrinking of traditionally robust criminal areas, such as the illegal trade in cigarettes and organised VAT fraud, while the illegal trade in fuels and the use and distribution of marijuana are experiencing growth. The domestic market for sexual services has also seen a significant increase in turnover since the previous such assessment in 2012.


With the financial support of the Internal Security Fund of the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of its authors, and the European Commission and the Responsible Authority cannot be held responsible for any use whichmay be made of the information contained therein.

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