Former Interior Minister Mitko Cavkov was detained arrested Tuesday evening. According to the Facebook post of Cavkov’s wife, Cavkov was detained due to flight risk for which he already has a guarantee.

The information was also confirmed by the Prosecutor’s Office: “A competent prosecutor from the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Prosecuting Organized Crime and Corruption submitted a proposal for determining the measure – Detention to M.C. in accordance with Article 165 paragraph 1 of the Law on Criminal Procedure. Namely, after receiving information and for fear that the defendant will flee and will be hiding in order to avoid criminal responsibility, the prosecution asked the Basic Court Skopje 1 – Skopje to order his detention. The defendant is part of the case related to the Parliament events of 27 April 2017, for which the main hearing is over and a hearing is scheduled to hear the verdict. “