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Bulgaria Charges Four Afghans with Attempted Smuggling of 29 Syrian Migrants from Turkey

Bulgarian prosecutors have pressed charges of people smuggling against four Afghan citizens who attempted to smuggle 29 Syrian nationals into Bulgaria from Turkey.

Crime | August 23, 2016, Tuesday // 11:13 | Viewed: 1094

Bulgarian Police Detain 13 Irregular Migrants on Trakia Motorway

Thirteen irregular migrants were detained in a BMW station wagon on Trakia Motorway near the city of Pazardzhik on Wednesday, the Ministry of the Interior said.

Crime | August 19, 2016, Friday // 09:52 | Viewed: 2140

Former Road Infrastructure Agency Chief found innocent in scandalous court case

Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Cessation has finally come up with a sentence on the scandalous "Batko and Bratko" case against the former Road Infrastructure Agency chief Veselin Georgiev.

Crime | August 17, 2016, Wednesday // 19:11 | Viewed: 2023

Bulgaria to Turn over Mourad Hamyd to France

French citizen Murad Hamid will be submitted to French authorities in accordance with the European arrest warrant issued on 29 July 2016.

Crime | August 16, 2016, Tuesday // 16:28 | Viewed: 2479

Serbia Finds Seven Irregular Migrants in Bulgarian-registered Truck

The Serbian authorities have found seven irregular migrants in the back of a Bulgarian-registered truck en route to Germany, Serbian broadcaster RTS has reported.

Crime | August 15, 2016, Monday // 17:05 | Viewed: 2487

Bulgarian Border Police Chiefs Resign over Suspected Wrondoing in Public Tender

Bulgarian border police chief and one of his deputies have resigned over a scandal involving the awarding of a public contract to a company linked to a person arrested for migrant smuggling.

Crime | August 15, 2016, Monday // 16:23 | Viewed: 2486

Bulgarian PM Asks Border Police Chiefs to Resign

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has requested the top leadership of Border Police to resign following media reports of foul play in a public tender.

Crime | August 15, 2016, Monday // 14:11 | Viewed: 2749

Bulgarian Police Detain 166 Migrants in Sofia

As many as 166 irregular migrants have been detained in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, police say.

Crime | August 12, 2016, Friday // 14:56 | Viewed: 3137

Bulgaria's VP: Denial of Political Asulym to Expelled Gülen Supporter 'within Law'

Bulgarian Vice President Margarita Popova has made clear she and other officials acted within the law regarding a political asylum request from a Turkish national which was rejected, with him being handed over to Turkey.

Crime | August 12, 2016, Friday // 12:55 | Viewed: 12796

Bulgaria's Ombudsman Calls 'Unconstitutional' Expulsion of Gülen Supporter to Turkey

The actions of Bulgarian authorities, who handed over Turkish national Abdullah Büyük to Turkey on Wednesday, contravene the constitution as well as Bulgarian and international laws, National Ombudsman Maya Manolova said on Thursday.

Crime | August 12, 2016, Friday // 08:21 | Viewed: 2681

Twin Bombing Kills at Least One, Injures 10 in Thailand's Hua Hin Resort

At least one person, a woman, was killed and a dozen people were injured after two bombs exploded in Thailand’s seaside resort Hua Hin, the BBC reported on Thursday

Crime | August 11, 2016, Thursday // 21:46 | Viewed: 2162

Bulgarian-Registered Migrants Try to Cross into Serbia

Bulgarian border police have detained 40 foreign nationals attempting to cross the border into Serbia near the town of Bregovo, the Ministry of the Interior said on Thursday.

Crime | August 11, 2016, Thursday // 19:03 | Viewed: 2853

Bulgaria Sent Back Gülen Supporter to Turkey over 'Disturbing Data'

New and disturbing circumstances and an Interpol alert contributed led to the detention  and extradition of Turkish national and supposed Gülenist Abdullah Büyük to Turkey, Bulgaria's Interior Ministry has explained.

Crime | August 11, 2016, Thursday // 13:10 | Viewed: 2649

Gülen Supporter in Bulgaria 'Was Threat to National Security' - IntMin

The man handed over to Turkish authorities on Wednesday posed a threat to national security, Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said.

Crime | August 11, 2016, Thursday // 09:43 | Viewed: 2148

Bulgaria Detains 13 Irregular Migrants near Border with Turkey

The Bulgarian border police have detained 13 irregular migrants in a passenger car driven by a Bulgarian citizen in the vicinity of Svilengrad, close to the border with Turkey.

Crime | August 10, 2016, Wednesday // 18:48 | Viewed: 1768

Relative of Charlie Hebdo Attacker Asks Bulgarian Court to Extradite Him to France

Mourad Hamyd, a French citizen sought by France to face charges of attempting to join the Islamic State group in Syria or Iraq, has asked Sofia City Court to be extradited immediately from Bulgaria.

Crime | August 10, 2016, Wednesday // 17:32 | Viewed: 38827

Bulgarian Customs Bust Illegal Filling Station near Nova Zagora

The customs authorities have dismantled an illegal filling station near Nova Zagora, in southern Bulgaria, the Customs Directorate has announced.

Crime | August 10, 2016, Wednesday // 15:04 | Viewed: 2435

Truck Carrying Migrants with Bulgaria Driver Detained in Slovenia

Slovenian police arrested a 32-year-old Bulgarian national driving a truck with seven migrants, according to Focus News Agency.

Crime | August 10, 2016, Wednesday // 10:34 | Viewed: 2310

Bulgaria to Rule on Extradition of Relative of Charlie Hebdo Attacker

The Sofia City Court is due to sit on an extradition request for Mourad Hamyd, a man man sought in France who was detained in Bulgaria last week.

Crime | August 10, 2016, Wednesday // 09:50 | Viewed: 2278

Police Detain 26 Migrants in SE Bulgaria

Twenty-six people who crossed illegally from Turkey were arrested on Monday near Ahtopol, a town in Southeastern Bulgaria, police say.

Crime | August 9, 2016, Tuesday // 11:17 | Viewed: 1747

European Arrest Warrant Issued for Turkish Suspect Sought by Bulgaria

Bulgarian prosecutors have said a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) was issued for Faruk Bektaş, a Turkish national suspected of causing the death of two motorbikers in July.

Crime | August 9, 2016, Tuesday // 07:46 | Viewed: 2874