Bulgarian Border Police arrested three Syrians trying to cross illegally into Turkey, allegedly intending to join Daesh, the terrorist self-proclaimed “Islamic State” organisation, the Interior Ministry said on February 15 2016.
The three Syrians were caught near Bulgaria’s Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint in a special operation led by the Special Public Prosecutor’s office on February 9.
The ministry said that according to initial information, the three had been granted refugee status by Germany.
They had crossed the Greek-Bulgarian border, arrived in Sofia and settled in a hotel. A day later, they had travelled to Svilengrad, a Bulgarian town close to the borders with Greece and Turkey.