Operation Imperium

Bulgarian and Spanish judicial and law enforcement authorities, working in close cooperation with Europol's EC3, have dismantled a significant Bulgarian organised crime network suspected of a variety of crimes including large scale ATM skimming.

Results: 31 arrested and 40 houses searched. 8 criminal labs discovered and dismantled. Over 1000 devices, card readers, computers, phones, flash drives and plastic cards ready for encoding seized.

Main figures

  • 31 arrested
  • 40 houses Searched
  • 8 criminal Labs Discovered and Dismantled
  • 1.000 devices, Card readers, Computers, Phones, Flash drivers and plastic cards ready for encoding seized


30 September 2014
30 September 2014