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Human Smuggling in Bulgaria Is Punishable by Ridiculous Fines - Foreign Minister

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has argued that Bulgarian legislation must be amended so as to include harsh penalties for human smuggling instead of the current fine of BGN 1000 – 8000.

Crime | August 29, 2015, Saturday // 12:17 | Viewed: 1954

Bulgaria Charges Two People with Making False Identity Documents

Bulgarian police have arrested two people on charges of producng fake identity documents in the city of Plovdiv, the Prosecutor’s Office of Bulgaria said on Friday.

Crime | August 28, 2015, Friday // 21:41 | Viewed: 2009

Sofia Confirms Arrest of 3 Bulgarians in Hungary over Migrant Truck Deaths

The Foreign Ministry in Sofia confirmed on Friday that three Bulgarian citizens have been arrested in Hungary in connection with the grim discovery in a truck in Austria, in which the dead bodies of dozens of migrants were found.

Crime | August 28, 2015, Friday // 18:57 | Viewed: 2629

Three Bulgarians Detained over Death of 71 Migrants in Truck in Austria

Austrian and Hungarian police have launched a joint investigation into the death of 71 migrants, including eight women and four children, in a refrigeration truck in Austria.

Crime | August 28, 2015, Friday // 18:21 | Viewed: 2013

Bulgarian-Hungarian Smuggling Ring Allegedly Involved in Refugee Truck Death in Austria

Three people, including a Bulgarian national, have been arrested in Hungary in connection with the 71 refugees found dead in a truck on an Austrian motorway.

Crime | August 28, 2015, Friday // 13:17 | Viewed: 1978

Police in Plovdiv Bust Printing House for Fake Documents

Police in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv have uncovered a printing facility for fake documents, including ID cards, diplomas and drivers’ licenses and control cards.

Crime | August 28, 2015, Friday // 13:15 | Viewed: 1457

2 Bulgarian Tourists To Be Tried in Greece for Picking Up Refugee Hitchhikers

Two Bulgarian tourists will be tried in Greece for picking up hitchhikers who turned out to be refugees.

Crime | August 28, 2015, Friday // 10:01 | Viewed: 2531

Bulgarian Authorities Detain Five Suspected Terrorists at Border with Macedonia

Bulgarian authorities detained five suspected terrorists at the Gyueshevo border checkpoint at the frontier with Macedonia late on Wednesday.

Crime | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 16:50 | Viewed: 2273

Suspect in Murder of British Expat Janette Bennett in Bulgaria Hangs Himself

Ivan Nikolov, the suspect charged with the rape and murder of British national Janette Bennett in Bulgaria, has hanged himself, dir.bg reported on Thursday.

Crime | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 15:16 | Viewed: 2300

Former Centerra Gold CEO Homeniuk Set for Extradition Hearing in Bulgaria

Len Homeniuk, a former CEO of Toronto-based Centerra Gold mining company, is facing an extradition hearing in Bulgaria on Thursday, the Globe and Mail has reported.

Crime | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 12:04 | Viewed: 1324

Suspected Virginia Gunman Released Racially-Charged Letter

Vester Lee Flanagan, the man suspected of shooting dead two television journalists during a live broadcast in Virginia, US on Wednesday, has died in hospital of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, international news outlets reported.

Crime | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 11:09 | Viewed: 1089

Bulgarian National Rosen Ivanov Found Dead in London

The man found dead inside a home in south west London last week has been named as Bulgarian national Rosen Ivanov, Kingston Guardian reported on Wednesday.

Crime | August 26, 2015, Wednesday // 21:44 | Viewed: 1937

Suspect in Virginia TV Double Killing Shoots Himself

The suspect in the killing of two television journalists in Virginia, US has shot himself on a higway in Fauquier County, according to state police, newswires reported.

Crime | August 26, 2015, Wednesday // 19:54 | Viewed: 1215

Two TV Journalists Shot Dead Live on Air in Virginia, US

A television reporter and a cameraman were shot and killed live on air in Virginia, US on Wednesday.

Crime | August 26, 2015, Wednesday // 18:21 | Viewed: 1445

Bulgarian Man Gets 1-1/2 Year Jail Term in Hungary for Migrant Smuggling  

Hungary has sentenced a Bulgarian national to a year and a half in jail for illegal traffic of migrants, the Sofia-based BNT TV channel reported on Tuesday, citing a Hungarian newspaper report.

Crime | August 25, 2015, Tuesday // 21:27 | Viewed: 1533

Chara Sniffs out 20 kg Heroin Haul at Bulgaria’s Border with Turkey

A sniffer dog serving with Bulgaria’s Customs Agency has discovered over 20.

Crime | August 25, 2015, Tuesday // 16:45 | Viewed: 1637

Mayor of Bulgaria's Karlovo Charged with Willful Neglect

Emil Kabaivanov, Mayor of the Bulgarian town of Karlovo, has been indicted with charges of willful neglect of a project to renovate and upgrade his town's sewage system using funding from the EU.

Crime | August 17, 2015, Monday // 12:46 | Viewed: 2344

Bulgarian Police Detain Two Men Suspected of Mounting ATM Skimmers in Sunny Beach

Bulgarian police have detained two men suspected of attaching skimming devices to ATMs at several seaside resort locations, local media reported on Tuesday.

Crime | August 11, 2015, Tuesday // 13:26 | Viewed: 3195

Two People Allededly Linked to IS Entered Bulgaria on Their Real ID Cards - BNT

A man and a woman allegedly linked to the Islamic State group and searched for by Bulgarian police, have used fake identity documents to leave a neighbouring country but have entered Bulgaria using their real ones, BNT TV station has reported.

Crime | August 10, 2015, Monday // 19:55 | Viewed: 2250

Bulgaria Denies Media Reports of Search for Two Suspected Terrorists Linked to IS

Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry has denied media reports it is looking for two suspected terrorists allegedly linked to Islamic State group.

Crime | August 9, 2015, Sunday // 21:38 | Viewed: 2904

Bulgarian Police Looking for Two Suspected Terrorists Said to Be Linked to IS - bTV

Security has been heightened in places where many people gather in Bulgaria on Sunday following reports that police are looking for two suspected terrorists allegedly linked to Islamic State (IS) group, bTV channel reported.

Crime | August 9, 2015, Sunday // 12:41 | Viewed: 4165