In a new development in the espionage case involving three Bulgarian citizens living in England, the individuals have been charged with possessing false identity documents, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police. Orlin Roussev, Bizer Dzhambazov and Katrin Ivanova were initially detained in February on suspicion of espionage related to their alleged connections to Russian security services.
The charges revolve around possession of false documents, including passports and identity cards, from various countries. Among the 34 pieces of identification found in his possession were documents from the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece and the Czech Republic.
The individuals were arrested along with two others on suspicion of breaching the Official Secrets Act 1911, which deals with espionage activities. The investigation into this aspect of the case is ongoing. The two additional individuals, both 31 and 29-year-old London residents, were released on bail and will appear in court next month.
The three Bulgarian nationals accused of possessing false identity documents have been living in the UK for several years. While the charges are not directly related to the espionage allegations, they are an important development in the broader investigation. The trio’s next court date has not yet been scheduled and no pleas have been entered at this time.
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