The crypto currency Bitcoin, which has been experiencing constant fluctuations in recent days, has packed up quite a bit of Bulgaria after a corruption operation.
Bitcoin continues to be the first agenda of the last few months. The Bulgarian police, which launched an operation against an organized criminal organization in May, revealed the existence of a crime syndicate that entered computers at Bulgarian customs offices to pay the customs fees when importing food to the country. They bribed customs officers to say that they had uploaded a file containing the virus to computers and that they were infiltrating into the customs system.
Bitcoin Overpasses 15,000$
A total of 23 people, including 5 customs officers, were detained after a simultaneous operation of more than 100 houses in May against the knitting, which has links to other countries outside of Bulgaria, including Macedonia, Greece, Romania and Serbia.
There were 213 thousand 519 Bitcoins among documents that the police confiscated after the operation. The Bitcoins were worth around $ 2,354 when they were seized. In the past 7 months, after Bitcoin’s ascent, the Bulgarian government has become rich. Because at the moment Bitcoin’s value is at the level of 16 thousand dollars, which means that the Bitcoins owned by Bulgaria have a value exceeding 3.3 billion dollars.
Members of the organization, according to Bulgarian police teams, used Bitcoin because it was difficult to control and monitor them.