Bulgaria's Border Police Seize BGN 5 M Worth of Cocaine

Border police at the Kulata checkpoint with Greece seized on Tuesday some BGN 5 M worth of cocaine, the Interior Ministry reports.

Crime | October 25, 2016, Tuesday // 14:52 | Viewed: 1112

Officials Detained at Bulgaria's Fisheries Agency in EU Funds Misuse Probe

Bulgarian prosecuting authorities have detained several officials in a probe into the misuse of EU funding at the state fisheries body.

Crime | October 25, 2016, Tuesday // 09:42 | Viewed: 1372

Smuggling Ring Uncovered in Bulgaria as Truck Runs Out of Fuel

Police on Saturday detained five Bulgarian nationals near Sliven in the country's east over their alleged involvement in the smuggling of nearly two dozen migrants.

Crime | October 23, 2016, Sunday // 21:24 | Viewed: 1774

Last-Instance Court to Sit on Bulgarian Ex Spy Chief's 10-Year Sentence

The Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) has launched the trial against Kircho Kirov, the former National Intelligence Service head found guilty of embezzlement by two lower courts.

Crime | October 19, 2016, Wednesday // 12:33 | Viewed: 1130

Bulgaria Handed over 72 Turkish Nationals in 2016

Bulgarian authorities have handed over some 72 Turkish nationals to their homeland since January 2016, the deputy head of Bulgaria's border police has said.

Crime | October 18, 2016, Tuesday // 13:28 | Viewed: 1522

Bulgarian Border Police Officers Taken into Custody amid Corruption Charges

The Appellate Court of Plovdiv has decided to leave six of the detained border police and customs officers in custody after their arrest late in September.

Crime | October 12, 2016, Wednesday // 08:17 | Viewed: 2415

Arrested Syrian Albakir Planned To Attack Berlin Airport

22-year old Syrian Jaber Albakir who was arrested on terrorism charges was preparing an attack on one of the airports in Berlin.

Crime | October 11, 2016, Tuesday // 19:01 | Viewed: 2219

Turkish Citizen Arrested With 30 Kg of Heroin

The Burgas Regional Prosecutor’s Office has imposed a 72-hour arrest sanction on the Turkish citizen Metin Hersek who was detained at the Malko Tarnovo border cross checkpoint with nearly 30 kg of heroin and EUR 37,500, reported Darik radio.

Crime | October 11, 2016, Tuesday // 17:55 | Viewed: 2265

Bulgarian Police Find 65 Migrants Hiding in Cargo Train

Sixty-five irregular migrants have been detained after being found in a cargo train, Bulgarian authorities say.

Crime | October 10, 2016, Monday // 10:47 | Viewed: 3098

Hooliganism, Obstruction Trial of Bulgarian MP to Begin Monday

Sofia City Court is expected to launch the trial against Bulgarian lawmaker Aleksandar Metodiev.

Crime | October 10, 2016, Monday // 10:02 | Viewed: 1479

Two Detained as Bulgarian Police Cracks Down on Cannabis Plant

A cannabis plant has been found by police in the southern Bulgarian town of Brezovo, authorities say.

Crime | October 9, 2016, Sunday // 14:35 | Viewed: 2807

Three People Detained for People Trafficking in International Operation

Three people have been detained for traffic of people for the purpose of sexual exploitation during an international operation carried out in Holland and Bulgaria, reported the Interior Ministry.

Crime | October 8, 2016, Saturday // 12:51 | Viewed: 2560

Mayor of Bulgaria's Perushtitsa Reinstated amid Corruption Probe

A court in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second-biggest city, has overturned the removal from office of Radi Minchev, the mayor of the southern town of Perushtitsa.

Crime | October 4, 2016, Tuesday // 12:13 | Viewed: 1647

Suspended Sentence over Death of Bulgarian Security Agency Chief's Son

A court has ruled a two-year suspended sentence for Georgi Iliev, the pizza shop owner found guilty of the death of Yuliyan Georgiev, whose father heads Bulgaria's domestic security and counter-intelligence agency.

Crime | October 3, 2016, Monday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1894

Bulgaria Govt Confirms Arrest of French National en Route to Turkey

A 20-year-old French national was detained at the border between Bulgaria and Turkey over suspected terror links, Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said.

Crime | September 29, 2016, Thursday // 12:51 | Viewed: 3380

French National Detained in Bulgaria

A French national supposely linked to jihadist groups has been detained on the Bulgarian-Serbian border, media report.

Crime | September 29, 2016, Thursday // 07:28 | Viewed: 1975

Bulgarian Interior Ministry Reports Successful Operation Against Cigarette Smugglers

The Interior Ministry reported a successful operation against cigarette smuggling in which it did not participate but provided information about the criminal group to partner institutions.

Crime | September 28, 2016, Wednesday // 15:48 | Viewed: 2963

Sarafovo Attack: Bulgarian Court Fails to Launch Trial

Four years after the attack at Sarafovo airport in the Black Sea city of Burgas, the trial for the death of five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver is expected to begin at the Specialized Criminal Court on Monday.

Crime | September 26, 2016, Monday // 11:20 | Viewed: 2753

Bulgarian-Australian National Detained over Terrorism 'Sympathized with IS'

A dual national arrested in Bulgaria on terrorism charges earlier this week wanted to join extremists fighting in Syria, the Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor's Office says.

Crime | September 23, 2016, Friday // 09:21 | Viewed: 2538

Syrian Man Shot Near Central Sofia 'Involved in People Smuggling'

The Syrian national wounded in a shooting on Monday was involved in a people smuggling affair, Interior Ministry sources say, cited by daily 24 Chasa.

Crime | September 21, 2016, Wednesday // 12:25 | Viewed: 1758

Plovdiv Chief Architect Removed over 'Numerous Violations'

A court has removed from office the chief architect of Bulgaria's second-largest city Plovdiv, as a probe relating to the demolition of an old building has found a number of irregularities.

Crime | September 20, 2016, Tuesday // 09:28 | Viewed: 1836
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