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One of the most trumpeted special operations of the Bulgarian police, dubbed "Octopus," came to a spectacular denouement when the court ordered its chief suspect, Aleksey Petrov, to be released from jail and put under house arrest. A flurry of political, diplomatic and media activity ensued, but this can scarcely conceal the fact that out of the nine original suspects, just three remain accused, while from the comfort of his home the "Head of the Octopus" has declared his intention of getting involved in politics.
"I went to the circus recently. A seal was trained to play with a ball and swing a ring around its head. Is it so difficult for those who do not know the right way in life to just find it and follow it?"
Iliya Iliev, chairman of the DROM Roma party