Designer Wear Seized at Bulgarian Resort

Clothing, bags and sport shoes bearing international designer labels were busted at Bulgaria's Sunny Beach during a special police operation. The goods' production cost alone exceeds EUR 450 000, according to reports.

Crime | June 17, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 883

Spain Delivers Record Sentence to Romanian Pimp

Spanish court has sentenced a Romanian women trafficker to 12.5 years, Spanish press said as cited by Bulgarian media.

Crime | June 17, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 946

Bulgarian Boxer Jailed for Robbery

A former Bulgarian boxing professional has been found guilty of robbery and sentenced to seven years. Private Darik radio said that Zhelyo Mihaylov, 21, from Yambol attacked a woman in Sliven in March.

Crime | June 17, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1903

Murderers Escape Bulgarian Prison

Two Bulgarian men convicted for murder have escaped the prison at the Danube city of Ruse, media reported.

Crime | June 16, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1373

Bulgarian Faces US Kidnapping Charges

Kidnapping charges were filed against Latchezar Guenovski, a citizen of Bulgaria, US media reported. The Bulgarian has been already accused of exposing himself in front of young girls at a softball game.

Crime | June 15, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1484

Dairy Station Robbed at Gunpoint in Bulgaria

Armed men have robbed a dairy station in Bulgaria's northern village of Borovan, reports say. Two men held the people at the station at gunpoint and took about EUR 5,000.

Crime | June 15, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1121

Bulgaria Busts Heroin Worth BGN 1M

Heroin worth BGN 1 M has been busted Wednesday at the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint, Bulgarian customs announced. The drugs, 5.

Crime | June 15, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1300

Spain Busts Bulgarian, 4 Others for Drug Dealing

Spanish police have arrested five men, including a Bulgarian national in a raid against drug dealers in the Sevillan suburb of Torreblanca.

Crime | June 14, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1027

Turkey Nabs Drugs Smuggled from Bulgaria

Police in Istanbul have nabbed one million captagon pills that were smuggled in Turkey through Bulgaria. The synthetic drug was stashed in a secret compartment of an eighteen-wheeler, headed for Syria and the Middle East.

Crime | June 14, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 931

Police Crushed Porn Studio in Sofia

An organized group that pictured girls for a web site with pornographic content has been crushed by Sofia police, it appeared Wednesday. The illegal porn studio was located in a flat in Sofia's centre.

Crime | June 14, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4017

Bulgarian Prisoners Stitch Mouths Shut in Protest

Two Bulgarian men stitched their mouths in the Pazardzhik prison while another inmate went on a hunger strike protesting the conditions they live in.

Crime | June 14, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 860

2 Ladies Saved from "Sex Slavery" in Northern Bulgaria

Police found two ladies who have been forced to prostitute in the town of Vratsa, northwestern Bulgaria. The two women, a 19-year-old from the small town of Roman and a 29-year-old from the village of Dolna Kremena were found in a home owned by a 60-yea

Crime | June 14, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1796

Cleaning Firms Cheated Sofia, Check Shows

Firms hired to clean up Sofia have stolen about BGN 300 000, the head of the Sofia Inspectorate announced after a special check. The firms have submitted fake invoices and received money for services they didn't really perform, Galen Ganchev has revealed

Crime | June 13, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 817

Prosecutors Want 7 Years Imprisonment for Ex Sofia Mayor

The prosecution demanded 7 years in jail and a ban for ex Sofia mayor Stefan Sofianski and accountant Antoaneta Makedonska to assume state posts for the next 10 years on the charges of malfeasance in office. The trail kicked off Tuesday after being postp

Crime | June 13, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 855

Police Cuffs Teenage "Phone Terrorist" in Bulgaria

After a two-month pursuit police in Bulgaria's city of Pazardzhik arrested a teenager who placed a bomb threat over the phone. The sixteen-year-old called from a cell phone in April, claiming that there was a bomb in a local cafe.

Crime | June 13, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 870

Court Hears Malfeasance in Office Case of Ex Sofia Mayor

Former Sofia mayor Stefan Sofianski will enter the Sofia City Court again on Tuesday on charges of malfeasance in office. Sofianski, who is now an MP from the tiniest right wing Bulgarian People's Union but was stripped of immunity on his own demand, and

Crime | June 13, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 724

Investigator Sued for Robbing Killed Bulgarian Mobster

A prosecutor from Sofia, who worked on the case for the murder of Milcho Bonev, one of the founders of Bulgaria's obsolete ex-grouping SIC, is being investigated for stealing from the dead man nearly BGN 50,000 (EUR 25,000). Sofia City Court appointed Mo

Crime | June 12, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1076

Bulgarian Prisoner Escapes "because of World Cup"

A Bulgarian prisoner who managed to escape and was later seized said he ran away because of the World Cup, media report. Alexander Shankov, 43, explained he wanted to get a TV set and take it back to jail, so he could watch the championship.

Crime | June 12, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1029

Dubai Cuts Transactions to Bulgaria over Card Hacking

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has blocked ATM and credit card transactions in nine East European countries, including Bulgaria. An electronic statement has been sent to its customers warning them that the bank will stop any transactions on its cards in those

Crime | June 11, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1118

Two Seized over Kidnapping Bulgarian Businessman's Son

Police arrested two men from Sofia after releasing a teenager kidnapped by the criminals a week ago.

Crime | June 10, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1099

EUR 27,500 Looted from Bulgarian Village ATM

Robbers broke an ATM in the village of Samuilovo, Central Bulgaria, taking BGN 55, 000 (approximately EUR 27,500). The theft took place around 3 am Thursday night.

Crime | June 9, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1260
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