- Dinko Valev’s units use military vehicles and dogs to hunt asylum seekers
- He hands illegal migrants over to the police ‘because they are all jihadists’
- Wants Bulgarian state to fund operation and pay for every captured refugee
- Human rights group accuse Valev of terrorising migrants with death threats
A self-styled migrant hunter has organised gangs of vigilantes to patrol and hunt down illegal asylum seekers in Bulgaria.
Dinko Valev, 29, has managed to acquire two armoured vehicles to travel through rough territory around the city of Yambol near the border with Turkey.
He says the reaction has been so positive among the population that he is now trying to recruit more people to expand his vigilante operation.
And he even wants the Bulgarian government to fund the operation and pay for every captured refugee.
He regards every illegal migrant as a jihadist and dismissed claims he was terrorising his captives.
He said: ‘I would describe it as simply a sporting activity. You can’t describe sportsmen as violent.’