Skimming devices have been found and detained on Border Crossing Point “Vidin – Dunav most”



During a combined action between officials of Vidin Customs House, State Agency for National Security and GD "Border Police" (Ministry of Interior), with the assistance of Ministry of Interior - Vidin, and under the guidance of District Prosecutor` s Office - Vidin, conducted on July 10th 2014, has been revealed and cut off an attempt for trafficking of electronic components, which are more popular under the name of skimming devices.

During the inspection of a rented car with Bulgarian registration, which has been trying to leave Bulgaria through BCP "Vidin - Dunav most", in the doorsteps of the front left door and under the front left fender, has been found and detained a full equipment for draining of ATM machines, contained a "mouth" for installing on the ATM, "readers" with USB, a molding with microvideocamera for PIN codes` recording and a motherboard with electronic components for data storage with its own loading through battery.

Two laptops, GPS navigation system, cell phones, SIM cards and instruments for skimming devices` s fixation to the ATM machines, have been taken from the car.

A pretrial procedure for a committed crime, according to the laws of the Penal code, has been processed.

Two criminal recorded Bulgarian citizens have been arrested for 24 hours. They have already been sentenced for the same crimes in the past on the territory of few Western - European countries.