Five people were detained during a police operation in Kotlen villages, the press center of the regional police directorate in Sliven announced.

Three of them were detained for thefts from private homes, one minor boy - for theft from a car and one - for possession of drugs.

The specialized operation to counter conventional crime began early this morning in several localities at the same time.

Teams of RU-Kotel, "Gradec" section, "Traffic Police" and "Special Tactical Actions" sectors of ODMVR-Sliven, gendarmerie and forest employees of the South-Eastern State Enterprise are working to solve crimes against property and drug distribution, motor vehicle drivers are being checked for the use of alcohol and/or narcotic substances, checks are carried out to identify illegally harvested firewood. 

Police action against domestic crime and the illegal transport of wood in Kotel municipality

As of 11:00 a.m., 154 vehicles and 293 persons were checked.

Some properties were searched with a service police dog, and around 15 grams of cannabis were found at one of the addresses.

10 files were created for illegally harvested firewood, totaling about 15 cubic meters. 25 files and 5 acts were compiled in the field of road safety.

64 criminal decrees and slips were handed out.

One of the checked drivers was handed five electronic slips worth BGN 1,000. 

The specialized operation continues.

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