Bulgaria arrests Dutch trio on ‘terrorism’ charges
SOFIA – Agence France-Presse
AFP photoBulgarian authorities said Oct. 8 that three Dutch people wanted on “terrorism” charges were arrested allegedly trying to cross the border into Turkey.
The two men, 18 and 22, and a woman, 17, are wanted on European Arrest Warrants issued by their home country for “participation in a terrorist organization,” Bulgarian prosecutors said.
European Union member Bulgaria is a major crossing point for Europeans heading to join jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) organization fighting in Syria and Iraq.
The trio, who were not named, were arrested on Oct. 5 in the morning while trying to cross Bulgaria’s main Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint with Turkey.