Bulgaria's DANS, Europol Bust Suspected People Smuggling Ring

Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (DANS) in cooperation with Europol and German and Dutch law enforcement authorities arrested five people suspected in human trafficking on Wednesday.

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Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office Drops Charges Against Former Interior Minister

Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office has decided to drop the charges against former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov regarding the use of surveillance practices.

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Chief of Bulgaria's Largest Customs Office Accused of Taking Bribe

The chief of the Svilengrad Customs Office Todor Karaivanov, who was detained in a special operation on Wednesday, has been charged with taking a bribe.

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French Terror Suspect to Be Extradited from Bulgaria Thursday

Bulgaria is to extradite Thursday a French citizen suspected of having been in close contact with the Kouachi brothers, who killed 12 people at the Paris Office of Charlie Hebdo weekly.

Crime | January 29, 2015, Thursday // 10:41 | Viewed: 452

Chief of Bulgaria's Largest Customs Agency Unit Detained in Special Operation

Todor Karaivanov, interim head of the Svilengrad Customs Office, has been detained in a special operation carried out by the national security agency.

Crime | January 29, 2015, Thursday // 07:32 | Viewed: 694

British Tourist’s Drug-Related Death in Bulgaria Occurred ’by Misadventure’

A British holidaymaker has died in Bulgaria’s Borovets ski resort after taking a drug she and her friends thought was cocaine.

Crime | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 16:48 | Viewed: 969

Bulgarian Appeals Court Delays Hearings in Radical Islam Case

A Bulgarian court of appeal on Tuesday granted a defence request to postpone hearings in the case of 13 Bulgarian Muslim clerics sentenced for preaching radical Islam.

Crime | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 19:49 | Viewed: 834

Bulgaria Plans To Use Electronic Tagging of Offenders Under House Arrest

Bulgaria’s judicial authorities plan to introduce electronic tagging of criminal offenders put under house arrest, a prison system official said on Tuesday.

Crime | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 19:01 | Viewed: 888

Bulgaria’s Transport Minister Orders Inquiry into Suspected Diesel Theft at State Railways

Bulgarian Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski on Monday ordered an internal inquiry into suspected theft of diesel fuel at cash-strapped state railways company BDZ following a media report.

Crime | January 26, 2015, Monday // 14:34 | Viewed: 1170

Bulgarian Authorities 'Arrested Varna-Based Criminal Gang'

A Varna-based criminal gang is responsible for three cases of murder in areas near the center of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, Deputy Chief Prosecutor Borislav Sarafov announced on Sunday.

Crime | January 25, 2015, Sunday // 14:58 | Viewed: 1608

Bulgarian, Pakistan Citizens Arrested for Helping Foreign Nationals Stay in Bulgaria Illegally

A Bulgarian national and a Pakistan national have been arrested over helping foreign nationals stay in Bulgaria illegally, according to the Interior Ministry.

Crime | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 13:00 | Viewed: 1125

Bulgarian Court Rules to Extradite Paris Terror Suspect to France

A Bulgarian court has ruled to extradite to France a French citizen suspected of having been in close contact with the Kouachi brothers who had killed 12 people at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Crime | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 17:44 | Viewed: 969

Russian Mobster with Fake Bulgarian Passport Arrested in Vienna

Austrian police have arrested a 44-year-old Russian national wanted for six counts of murder.

Crime | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 10:26 | Viewed: 1011

15 Bulgarian Border Policemen Suspected of Human Trafficking

A disciplinary action has been taken against border policemen at the Kapitan Petko Voyvoda border checkpoint, who are suspected of human trafficking.

Crime | January 19, 2015, Monday // 11:30 | Viewed: 1417

Detained French Terror Suspect 'Knew Nothing' of Charlie Hebdo Attack Plans

Fritz-Joly Joachin, a French citizen who was detained in Bulgaria this week while trying to make it into Turkey, said the terror act at Charlie Hebdo weekly's offices last week had caught him by surprise.

Crime | January 18, 2015, Sunday // 12:14 | Viewed: 973

Bulgarian Court Leaves 'Contract Killing' Group Members in Custody

The Specialized Criminal Court in Sofia has put on remand five of the six members of what authorities say is an organized criminal gang involved in a number of illegal activities.

Crime | January 18, 2015, Sunday // 10:59 | Viewed: 1180

Bulgarian Court Denies Extradition of French Citizen on Abduction Charges

The regional court in the Bulgarian town of Haskovo refused to extradite to France Fritz-Joly Joachin on charges of abduction.

Crime | January 16, 2015, Friday // 18:41 | Viewed: 1538

Gunman Takes Hostages in Paris Post Office

A gunman has taken at least two people hostage at post office in the Paris suburb of Colombes on Friday, according to French media reports.

Crime | January 16, 2015, Friday // 14:59 | Viewed: 860

Bulgarian Court to Rule on French Terror Suspect’s Extradition on Friday

A Bulgarian court will consider on Friday a request to extradite a French citizen charged with having been linked to Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people at the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine last week.

Crime | January 16, 2015, Friday // 11:32 | Viewed: 725

Bulgaria Police Hunt Down Suspected Organized Crime Group in Sofia

Bulgaria’s police on Wednesday launched a large-scale operation in Sofia to arrest members of an organized crime group, the Interior Ministry said.

Crime | January 14, 2015, Wednesday // 16:02 | Viewed: 1537

Bulgaria Court Keeps Under Arrest Potential Accomplice to Charlie Hebdo Terror Suspect

A Bulgarian court has to decide within seven days when to consider a French request to extradite a man suspected of having been linked to one of two Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people at the Paris headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last w

Crime | January 13, 2015, Tuesday // 16:59 | Viewed: 4381