Defense Ministry Employee Implicated in Ammunitions Depot Blast Scandal
An employee of Bulgaria's Defense Ministry has received a voucher for an exotic trip to Bali in the amount of BGN nearly 7 000 that has been paid by the Bereta Trading company, owner of Bulgaria's blasted ammunition depot. On Tuesday, a series of blasts occurred at a private-owned ammo site near the Petolachkata road junction close to Sliven, injuring at least 9 people, two of them critically. Three of the ammunition depot's employees are still missing and now presumed dead. The female employee worked as State expert at the "Logistics Contracts" department at the Ministry, the Bulgarian Capital daily reported Wednesday. She has been the lead expert in the public tender procedure awarding Bereta Trading the contract to dispose shells and had been assigned the task to control the follow-up activities of the company. The Defense Ministry has confirmed the information while Defense Minister, Anyu Angelov, told the same story to the Members of the Parliament Wednesday, during a hearing on the explosions.