"The owner of the coffin truck with the migrants, caught near the Sofia village of Lokorsko, died in custody in the capital," NOVA TV reported.

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Tacho Tachev (on the snick) did not wait for his trial and final verdict and died of a heart attack. He was serving a measure of detention "detention" in the case in which 18 Afghans died with a coffin truck near the village of Lokorsko.

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The scheme of smuggling migrants from the Turkish border to Serbia was broken in the incident, and in addition to Tachev, three other of his people continue to be detained – Atanas Atanasov, Hristiyan Dungarov and Petar Yanev. The most serious charges are the truck drivers Atanas Atanasov and Christian Dungarov.

On charges of participation in a criminal group and smuggling of 52 migrants in custody is also the leader of the group Viktor Kuzmanov.

Former border guard Valentin Hristov, detained in Greece, is also in custody.

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