Crime

Court Issues Life Sentence for Ghastly Murder in Sofia Park

Nikolay Rusinov has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 28-year-old Yana Krasteva in Sofia in 2011.

Crime | October 20, 2014, Monday // 18:26 | Viewed: 455

Man Shot Dead Near Downtown Sofia

A 38-year-old man was shot dead in a region near the center of Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Thursday evening.

Crime | October 17, 2014, Friday // 07:37 | Viewed: 1239

Sofia Court Stops Unlawful Wiretapping Case against Former Interior Minister

The Sofia City Court has stopped a trial against former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov in on the grounds of the immunity from prosecution acquired as newly elected MP from center-right party GERB.

Crime | October 16, 2014, Thursday // 12:56 | Viewed: 872

Businessman Veselin Mareshki Facing Year in Jail for Hitting Varna Official

Veselin Mareshki, a controversial entrepreneur owning a national pharmacy chain, has been detained in the Black Sea city of Varna, where he lives.

Crime | October 16, 2014, Thursday // 12:08 | Viewed: 837

5 Bulgarians Arrested in Italy for Illegal Trafficking in Antique Coins

Five Bulgarian nationals have been arrested in Italy for illegal trafficking in antique coins.

Crime | October 10, 2014, Friday // 16:42 | Viewed: 1620

3 Bulgarians Arrested in Serbia for Human Trafficking

Three Bulgarian nationals were arrested in Serbia on suspicion of participating in a human trafficking channel.

Crime | October 3, 2014, Friday // 09:46 | Viewed: 2036

Operation Imperium Busts Bulgarian Fake Payment Cards Group

Bulgaria and Spain, in cooperation with Europol, have dismantled a significant Bulgarian organised payment crime network.

Crime | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 11:38 | Viewed: 2438

BGN 8M Drained by Credit Card Skimmers in 2013

A total of BGN 7,93M was stolen in Bulgaria last year as a result of credit card frauds, namely skimming, according to data provided by financial analysts, cited by 24 Chasa Daily.

Crime | September 30, 2014, Tuesday // 11:15 | Viewed: 2190

Court Halts 'Lost Files' Trial Against Bulgarian ex-Socialist Leader

Former socialist party leader and current MEP Sergey Stanishev will not be tried over the seven secret documents he allegedly lost while he was Prime Minister, magistrates say.

Crime | September 29, 2014, Monday // 17:59 | Viewed: 2186

US to Extradite to Bulgaria Convicted Human Smuggler

The US government will extradite to Bulgaria Plamen Vladimirov Trifonov on September 27 on the request of the Bulgarian authorities.

Crime | September 29, 2014, Monday // 13:00 | Viewed: 2155

Four Bulgarians Busted in Greece for Fake Money Distribution

The police in the Greek city of Thessaloniki nabbed four Bulgarians in an attempt to put EUR 6 thousand fake banknotes in circulation.

Crime | September 29, 2014, Monday // 11:48 | Viewed: 2135

44-Year-Old Bulgarian Faces 10 Years in Jail in Austria for Drug Trafficking

A 44-year-old Bulgarian national has been sentenced to ten years of imprisonment in Austria for attempting to smuggle heroin through the country.

Crime | September 26, 2014, Friday // 20:38 | Viewed: 2481

Police Bust 2 Meth Labs, Cannabis Greenhouse in Sofia

Two methamphetamine labs and a greenhouse for cannabis have been uncovered in an operation of Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security (DANS) in Sofia.

Crime | September 26, 2014, Friday // 18:31 | Viewed: 2586

Bulgarian Interior Ministry Working to Nab New Contract Killing Group

Bulgaria's Ministry of Interior is investigating a new group of contract killers in the country, the Ministry Chief Secretary Svetlozar Lazarov said, Thursday.

Crime | September 25, 2014, Thursday // 21:09 | Viewed: 2577

Bulgaria's Banking System Faces No Criminal Threats

Bulgaria's banking system faces no criminal and cyber threats, said the head of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) Vladimir Pisanchev.

Crime | September 25, 2014, Thursday // 11:28 | Viewed: 2290

Greek Police Busts Bulgarian Baby Trafficking Ring

The Greek police busted a ring for trafficking babies from Bulgaria, reports the bTV national channel.

Crime | September 24, 2014, Wednesday // 18:17 | Viewed: 3205

Nearly 200 People Arrested in Bulgaria in Large-Scale International Operation

During a large-scale international operation Archimedes a total of 187 people have been arrested on the territory of Bulgaria, and 127 criminal proceedings have been opened.

Crime | September 24, 2014, Wednesday // 16:46 | Viewed: 4855

Bulgarian Prosecuting Authority Presses Charges against Racketeering Group

Bulgaria’s Specialized Prosecutor’s Office has pressed charges against seven alleged participants in an organized crime group engaged in racketeering and an accomplice.

Crime | September 24, 2014, Wednesday // 08:06 | Viewed: 2749

Buzovgrad Shooting 'Caused by Brawl' - Mayor

A row between retired gunsmith Ibryam Ilmi and his neighbors prompted him to open fire in the village of Buzovtsi in Bulgaria's south, officials say.

Crime | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 09:22 | Viewed: 2764

Police Arrests Retired Gunsmith Shooting near Children's Hospital

Bulgarian police forces have detained a man who opened random fire in the Southern Bulgarian village of Buzovgrad.

Crime | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 08:14 | Viewed: 2760

Police Detain 78 Illegal Immigrants at Sofia-based Hostel

Police have detained 78 illegal immigrants in an operation at a hostel in downtown Sofia.

Crime | September 21, 2014, Sunday // 12:31 | Viewed: 3115