The spokesperson of the Bulgarian Prosecutor General Siika Mileva and the head of the “Cybercrime” department Svetlio Vasilev gave details about the special operation of the prosecutor’s office, the National Investigation Service, the State Security Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs against the cryptocurrency company NEXO.
“The main organizers and activities are in Bulgaria. 300 people are working on this operation, 35 investigators, employees of the National Security Service, the Gendarmerie and the Sofia Police. The pre-trial proceedings are under the supervision of the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office,” said the spokesperson of the Chief Prosecutor Siika Mileva.
“A client of the platform who transferred cryptocurrency has been officially declared an organizer of terrorist activity. It remains to be determined who will be charged with the crimes. More than 15 addresses are being searched, and new persons of interest are being established,” commented Svetlio Vasilev.
An international operation against a large-scale scheme for financial crimes, money laundering and violations of international sanctions against Russia is taking place in Sofia, BNT reported today.
Prosecutors, investigators from the National Investigation and SANS employees, together with foreign agents, have begun searches of the Bulgarian offices of the company that trades cryptocurrencies worldwide.
NEXO’s operations were carried out from the Bulgarian capital, and depositors were invited to invest in bitcoins and other types of cryptocurrencies, with promises of high returns.
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