Shocking business: how Bulgarian gypsies make money from child trafficking
Shocking business: how Bulgarian gypsies make money from child trafficking
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Bulgarian gypsies

Believe it or not, the newborn trade is booming in European countries these days! For 10 years Bulgaria has a proven scheme for selling children… Pregnant gypsies go to Greece, Portugal or Spain, and from there they return without babies, but with a large sum. The average price for a child is 5 thousand euros.

Daughter of a Bulgarian gypsy Maria, born and sold in Greece Daughter of a Bulgarian gypsy Maria, born and sold in Greece

The traffic of newborns from Bulgaria to Greece is carried out according to the following scheme: the organizers find a family in Greece who wants to have a child. Then the future “father” comes to Bulgaria, keeping his personal travel card. Crossing the Bulgarian-Greek border is not recorded in other documents, a passport is not needed for this.

Residents of the Gypsy ghetto Stolipinovo in Plovdiv. Photo by Alexander Belenky Residents of the Gypsy ghetto Stolipinovo in Plovdiv. Photo by Alexander Belenky

Then the organizers are looking for a pregnant gypsy woman who is ready to give her child for money. Usually there are no problems with the search. Then the pregnant woman goes to Greece, gives birth to a child, after which she officially declares that the father of the newborn is a Greek who once came to Bulgaria.

Gypsy children fortunate enough to stay with their families Residents of the Gypsy ghetto Stolipinovo in Plovdiv. Photo by Alexander Belenky

The Greek confirms the words of the gypsy woman, presents the tickets preserved after the trip to Bulgaria. At the same time, no one conducts a genetic examination - after all, the testimony of the gypsy and the Greek completely coincides. After that, the mother formalizes an official waiver of parental rights, and the Greek's wife declares that she forgives her husband for "treason" and is ready to adopt or adopt a baby.

Residents of the Gypsy ghetto Stolipinovo in Plovdiv. Photo by Alexander Belenky Gypsy children fortunate enough to stay with their families

As a result, the birth certificate indicates that the parents of the child are citizens of Greece, and the newborn becomes a full citizen of this country! According to unofficial data, the issue price for a Greek family is 18 thousand euros for a girl and 25 thousand euros for a boy. The gypsy receives from this amount from 1 to 5 thousand euros.

Piles of rubbish in Stolipinovo lie right under the windows of houses. Photo by Alexander Belenky Piles of rubbish in Stolipinovo lie right under the windows of houses. Photo by Alexander Belenky

The first such cases were recorded back in 2004, but then in the Bulgarian legislation there were no laws regulating such offenses. The case was complicated by the fact that the police did not receive statements from the victims - all parties got what they wanted, and everyone was happy. But even after the amendments were made to the Criminal Code in 2006, the number of solved crimes did not increase.

Bulgarian gypsies. Photo by Alexander Belenky Broken windows in houses, dirt on the streets and pink limousines - gypsy children grow up in such scenery

Roma in Bulgaria are the second largest national minority after the Turks; more than 325 thousand Roma live in the country. By their number, Bulgaria ranks third in Europe after Slovakia and Romania. Every major Bulgarian city has a gypsy region, the largest of which is Stolipinovo in Plovdiv, topping the list of the worst places to travel. Gypsies here live in panel high-rise buildings, where elevators have long been scrapped, windows and driveways have been knocked out, and sewer manholes and street lighting wires have been scrapped. All garbage is thrown into the street, right under the windows of houses - no one pays for garbage removal, and it accumulates here in huge quantities.

Gypsy children fortunate enough to stay with their families Bulgarian gypsies

Officially, most of them do not work anywhere, do not pay taxes, although they receive social benefits. Gypsies are engaged in theft, drug trafficking and prostitution, and selling children for them is not something out of the ordinary. One of the major problems in Bulgaria is depopulation resulting from the negative difference between fertility and mortality. At the same time, the highest birth rates are among the Roma: on average, there are 5-7 children in families. Girls become pregnant at 13-14 years old.Therefore, the birth of children has long become a kind of business for them.

Roma in Bulgaria are the second largest national minority

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Every major Bulgarian city has a gypsy region Roma in Bulgaria are the second largest national minority

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