Police check Sofia foreigner detention centre for ‘risk profile’ individuals

Police check Sofia foreigner detention centre for ‘risk profile’ individuals

Sofia, December 4, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

A special police operation was carried out on December 4 at the centre for temporary accommodation of foreigners in Sofia’s Busmantsi to check for individuals with a “risk profile”, the Interior Ministry said.

The aim was to check for such individuals and to prevent any illegal actions by foreigners at the accommodation centre.

While officially described as an “accommodation centre”, Busmantsi is a facility used for detaining foreigners who have committed various offences, such as entering the country illegally, overstaying their residence permit, staying in the country using false or forged documents, or if they have been deemed to be a threat to public order or national security.