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Banev, aka Brando was arrested in Bulgaria on May 16 2012 on suspicions of cocaine trafficking and money laundering both in Bulgaria and Switzerland. Photo by BGNES Evelin Banev

Banev, aka Brando was arrested in Bulgaria on May 16 2012 on suspicions of cocaine trafficking and money laundering both in Bulgaria and Switzerland. Photo by BGNES Evelin Banev

The 10-year-old daughter of  Bulgarian drug boss Evelein Banev aka Brendo has been kidnapped in the capital Sofia early on Tuesday by three masked men.

The girl’s 36-year-old driver was rushed to hospital after he was shot twice during the abduction. The kidnappers forced the child into a stolen BMW X5 vehicle.
 
Eveline Banev was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison last month.He was charged with heading a mafia drug smuggling  gang  and money laundering
 

Banev was arrested on May 16 2012  in an international police operation code-named  Cocaine Kings, along with 15 other Bulgarians, 12 Italians, one Slovenian, one Romanian, and one Georgian.

According to Interpol and Italian police  Banev’s gang  operated a large-scale cocaine trafficking network  connected to the clan  Bellocco of the  ‘Ndrangheta

 The group allegedly smuggled  cocaine in ships into  Europe from South America and were eventually arrested  and busted-up bad  in an Anti Mafia drug raid  dubbed ‘Magna Charta’ in which six tones of cocaine were confiscated

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