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Bulgarian Customs Seize Amphetamines, Anabolic Steroids at Kapitan Andreevo Checkpoint  

Bulgarian customs officers have thwarted an attempt to smuggle seven kilogrammes of amphetamines to Turkey through  Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint, the National Customs Agency in Sofia announced on Wednesday.

Crime | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 20:01 | Viewed: 585

Bulgarian Nationalist MP Sentenced to Two Years of Probation

Sofia City Court (SGS) sentenced on Wednesday Bulgarian MP from nationalist Ataka party, Desislav Chukolov, to two years of probation.

Crime | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 12:19 | Viewed: 675

Bulgarian Police Detain 39 Irregular Migrants near Burgas

Bulgarian police have detained 39 irregular migrants in a van on the road between Primorsko and Burgas, on the Black Sea coast, public radio broadcaster BNR reported on Saturday.

Crime | May 22, 2016, Sunday // 10:07 | Viewed: 3493

Bulgarian Man Detained over Arms Trafficking in Hungary

The Bulgarian driver of a truck transporting arms was detained in Hungary, local media say.

Crime | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 09:59 | Viewed: 1969

Ex Head of Bulgaria's Military Medical Academy Indicted

Gen Stoyan Tonev, the former head of the Military Medical Academy (MMA) in Sofia, has been indicted with charges of deliberate mismanagement through conclusion of unprofitable contractsTonev allegedly misuses BGN 6.

Crime | May 20, 2016, Friday // 20:31 | Viewed: 1910

Sofia Court Upholds 10-Year Sentence of Ex Spy Chief

The Military Court of Appeals in Sofia has confirmed that former national intelligence head Kircho Kirov is to serve 10 years behind bars.

Crime | May 20, 2016, Friday // 16:26 | Viewed: 2737

German Police Arrest Three Bulgarians over Bank Card Skimming

German police have arrested three Bulgarian citizens on charges of skimming of bank cards in Germany.

Crime | May 19, 2016, Thursday // 17:13 | Viewed: 2191

Europol Busts Greek-Albanian Drug Trafficking Network with Bulgarian Connection

Road haulage companies settled in Bulgaria and Austria have served as front companies for shipping of large volumes of cannabis and cocaine by a Greek-Albanian organized crime group targeted in a law enforcement operation, Europol has announced.

Crime | May 17, 2016, Tuesday // 08:10 | Viewed: 2723

Bulgarian Authorities Bust Organised Crime Group in Sofia

During a specialised police operation conducted on Thursday, officers from the counter-terrorism unit of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry' General Directorate Combating Organised Crime (GDBOP), busted an organised crime group which had for a long time oper

Crime | May 14, 2016, Saturday // 16:21 | Viewed: 3126

Bulgarian Police Detain 75 Migrants, Human Smugglers in Countrywide Sweep 

Bulgarian police detained 75 people in raids targeting irregular migrants and human traffickers across Bulgaria, the Ministry of the Interior announced on Friday.

Crime | May 13, 2016, Friday // 20:05 | Viewed: 2895

Two Sentenced for Injuring Police Officers during Protests in Bulgaria’s Radnevo

The District Court in Radnevo issued a suspended sentence of five months imprisonment and one-year probation to a young man found guilty of injuring police officers during clashes in this town in southern Bulgaria earlier this month, public radio broadcas

Crime | May 13, 2016, Friday // 19:21 | Viewed: 2466

Former Mayor of Bulgaria's Petrich Charged with Malfeasance in Office

The district prosecutor's office in the Bulgarian town of Petrich charged on Thursday the former mayor of the municipality, Velyo Iliev, with malfeasance in office.

Crime | May 13, 2016, Friday // 08:35 | Viewed: 2583

Bulgarian Customs Thwart Attempt to Smuggle EUR 370,000 through Kalotina Border Crossing

Bulgarian customs officers have confiscated EUR 370,000 hidden in a passenger car travelling from Germany to Turkey.

Crime | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 21:03 | Viewed: 2656

Bulgarian Police Look into Suspected Money Laundering Scheme in Plovdiv

Police in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv have launched an investigation into a suspected money laundering scheme involving close to USD 1 M, the Prosecutor’s Office of Bulgaria announced on Wednesday.

Crime | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 20:04 | Viewed: 2383

Bulgaria's Prosecution Proposes Introduction of "Cooperating Defendant'

The term "cooperating defendant" should be incorporated into Bulgaria's Criminal Code, the prosecuting authority believes.

Crime | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1729

Bulgarian Police Detain 17 Irregular Migrants near Yambol

Bulgarian police have found 17 irregular migrants in an abandoned building near the city of Yambol, in the country’s southeast, private Darik radio station reported on Saturday.

Crime | May 7, 2016, Saturday // 17:34 | Viewed: 2888

Jihadis 'Traveling on Fake Passports from Bulgaria'

A number of Bulgarian-made fake passports with Schengen visas were found in the belongings of jihadist fighters that had been operating in Southern Italy, a local daily says.

Crime | May 2, 2016, Monday // 15:24 | Viewed: 4408

Bulgaria Earns Praise from Europol for Busting Workshop for Forged Euro Notes

An operation by the Bulgarian authorities that led to the dismantling of an illegal workshop for counterfeiting of 100 euro banknotes has drawn praise from Europol.

Crime | April 30, 2016, Saturday // 12:09 | Viewed: 3831

Cash Machine Stolen in Bulgaria’s Velingrad

A cash machine has been stolen from the foyer of a bank located in the centre of the Bulgarian town of Velingrad, metres away from the building of the municipality.

Crime | April 29, 2016, Friday // 16:51 | Viewed: 3814

Bulgarian Authorities Detain 29 Migrants Near Vratsa

During a specialised police check conducted by officers from Vratsa, Bulgarian authorities detained shortly before midnight on Wednesday 29 migrants travelling in a minibus in the direction of Vidin.

Crime | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 22:06 | Viewed: 3679

Bulgaria Parliament ex-Official Faces Renewed Tax Evasion Trial

Former Deputy Parliament Speaker Hristo Biserov is to appear before court again on Thursday to face charges of tax evasion.

Crime | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 09:21 | Viewed: 3636