Crime

Police Raid Surprises Sofia Nightclubs

Bulgaria's police launched a third unannounced raid on nightclubs and bars all over the country, looking for underage visitors, illegal parking, and drunk drivers. From 4,549 inspected vehicles 508 were parked incorrectly and 68 had technical failures.

Crime | April 9, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 795

Greek Police Officers Who Raped Bulgarian Detainee Fired

Several police officers that were involved with the raping of a Bulgarian lady detained at the island of Rhodes have been laid off their posts, reports said. A total of seven employees of the local police station have been punished, private bTV channel r

Crime | April 8, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1084

Pimping Pensioner Arrested in Bulgaria

Police have apprehended a pensioner who rented out one of his rooms to prostitutes in Bulgaria's second city of Plovdiv. Local prostitutes took their clients to the 63-year-old man's apartment on the Hristo Botev Boulevard in Plovdiv.

Crime | April 8, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 899

Fake Alcohol Found in Cop-Owned Company in Bulgaria

About two tons of hard liquor with fake excise bands were discovered by Bulgarian police in a warehouse and a distillery owned by a fellow colleague.

Crime | April 8, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1123

Bulgaria Busts Illegal Distillery

Bulgaria's police have launched two raids on Friday night, busting an illegal alcohol distillery, Interior Minister Rumen Petkov has said. Over two and a half tons of alcohol have been nabbed by the authorities, Petkov said for private Darik radio.

Crime | April 8, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 660

No Clarity over Attack on Bulgarian Crime Reporter

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry admitted to making insignificant progress in uncovering the assassination attempt against Bulgarian top crime reporter Vassil Ivanov.

Crime | April 7, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 987

Somali Pirates Hijack Ship, Claim USD 400,000

Somali pirates have hijacked a South Korean fishing trawler with 25 people on board and have demanded a ransom of USD 400,000 for her release, media reported.

Crime | April 7, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1094

Seaside Bungalows Ablaze in Bulgaria

Five wooden bungalows were burned Thursday night in a fire that broke out in the woods near Bulgaria's Golden Sands seaside resort.

Crime | April 7, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 781

Greek Police Officers Raped Bulgarian Detainee

Three Greek police officers have raped a Bulgarian lady detained at the island of Rhodes, AFP reported. The 29-year-old Bulgaria was detained on suspicions of illegally living in Greece and was to be deported to Bulgaria.

Crime | April 7, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1220

Nova TV: Assault on Our Reporter is Terrorist Act

The assassination attempt against our colleague Vassil Ivanov is a terrorist act, said Silva Zurleva, chair of the Board of Directors of Nova TV channel.

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 887

Sofia Teen-Shooter Arrested

The man who shot three teenage boys in Sofia Wednesday night has been arrested, Interior Minister Rumen Petkov has said. 22-year-old Nikola Yurukov has quite a long list of previous offences, including thefts and robberies.

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1075

Bulgarian Reporter's House Completely Demolished

The powerful bomb explosion in front of the apartment of a prominent Bulgarian television reporter has left his house completely demolished. "Everything in the apartment is blown to pieces, the rest of the apartments literally lay in ruins," said the cri

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 709

3 Investigative Stories Suspected in Journalist Attack

The Bulgarian crime reporter, whose house was demolished by a powerful bomb early on Thursday, suspects the assault might have been triggered by one of his three key investigative stories. "It could be the story about the cops' prostitutes, the abuses at

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1125

Man Attacked by Sofia Stray Dogs Spends Hour on Tree

A Bulgarian who was attacked by a pack of stray dogs in Sofia's South Park spent an hour perched on a tree, media reported. The 41-year-old man was walking through the park late Wednesday evening when the dogs chased after him.

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 809

Bomb-Targeted Bulgarian Journalist Has His Suspicions

Bulgarian journalist Vassil Ivanov, whose house was targeted by a bomb early Thursday morning, has said that suspects which of his investigations could have caused the violent act. The police, however, have advised him not to speak out on the matter, so

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 892

3 Teens Injured in Sofia Shootout

Three students have been injured in a Sofia shoot-out last night. They were injured after a quarrel erupted between the three and another group of youths at their age at Sofia's Fondovi Zhilishta neighbourhood.

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 690

Bomb Explosion Targets Bulgarian Crime Journalist

A powerful bomb explosion went off in front of the apartment of Bulgarian top crime reporter Vassil Ivanov from private Nova TV last night. No one was injured in the explosion, but there are serious material damages.

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1346

Bulgaria Nabs ATM Swindlers, Worked 5 Countries

Bulgarian police have busted a five-member gang that distributed fake debit and credit cards and trafficked drugs.

Crime | April 5, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 737

Sofia Police Bust Tax Fraudster, Concealed EUR 6 M

Police have busted a Sofia-based company that has attempted to withhold EUR 6 M in taxes. The company's manager had used forged documents to "save" taxes, it became clear during the investigation.

Crime | April 5, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 715

Another 2 Months for Bulgarian Sisters Murder Probe

Pazardzhik regional prosecutor's office has prolonged with another 2 months the investigation into the gruesome murder of the two sisters Belneyski, local Darik radio reported. Plovdiv deputy appeal prosecutor Rumen Boev told Darik that the investigation

Crime | April 3, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 683

Kidnapped Greek Businessman Rescued in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's police rescued a Greek businessman, who was kidnapped after coming to Bulgaria to meet a business partner. The 59-year-old Greek businessman P.

Crime | April 3, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 823
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