Seconded gendarmes from Pleven will guard the vineyards, corn and orchards in the area for a month, Borba has learned. As there is no Gendarmerie unit on the territory of Veliko Tarnovo, this type of police structure will come to our aid from the Pleven Directorate, confirmed Commissioner Zhivko Kotsev.
Along with the gendarmerie in the fields of large cooperatives and tenants, there will be increased security from the private guards, with whom the local people have contracts. The massive security campaign started in early September. Even before the gendarmerie marched through the fields, the largest private security company in the Delta Guard region stepped up its presence and patrols at night. Uniform guards of the company patrol the whole area with special cars, which also have the emblem of the company. Nearly 90% of the villages in the region are guarded by the Sofia company, about which Borba has written many times. The monthly fee for security of a site – house or yard with vineyards and fruit trees, is 5 levs. The contract is made in writing, and the receipts and contracts must be kept by the people in order to receive compensation in case of proven theft.