Crime

Killed Bulgarian Mobster Made EUR 400 ? ? Year Trafficking

Killed Bulgarian mobster Ivan Todorov, dubbed Doktora, made hundreds of thousands from the cigarette-trafficking channel he was part of, media revealed. The smugglers' total turnover per year was between EUR 6 B and EUR 8 B, and Todorov's share was about

Crime | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1491

US Police Investigates Credit Cards Thefts from Bulgaria

Delaware State Police are investigating a series of thefts involving skimming devices placed on automatic teller machines (ATMs) with clues leading to Bulgaria. The clients of the Wilmington Trust bank complained that large quantities of money being with

Crime | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1406

Bulgaria Fires Top Deputy for "Tricking EU Fund"

Bulgaria sacked Tuesday the deputy head of its State Agriculture Fund, over charges that he had taken a bribe. "We will not allow the future of Bulgarian agriculture in EU to be marred by such actions," Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil.

Crime | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1081

Insider Suspected in Bulgarian Lotto Snatch

An insider might have helped the robbers of a Bulgarian lottery van the past weekend. That is one of the three main versions for the attack, the police announced Tuesday.

Crime | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 691

Bribe Scandal Hits Bulgarian Agriculture Body

The deputy head of Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund has been accused of taking a bribe, media broke Tuesday. Krassimir Nedelchev was charged with pocketing about EUR 183 000.

Crime | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1305

Teenager Jumps off Bulgarian Bridge, Survives

A fifteen-year-old boy in Bulgaria attempted a suicide on Tuesday by jumping off the Asparuhov Bridge near Varna.

Crime | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 833

Student Dorms Ablaze in Bulgaria

The student dormitory of the Technical University in Bulgaria's second city of Plovdiv caught fire late Monday night. The flames started from a third-floor room and three fire brigades immediately responded to the scene.

Crime | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 794

Another 10 Dead Dolphins Found near Bulgaria's Sea Coast

Another ten dead dolphins have been found at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast near the port of Burgas. The bodies of the friendly mammals were found after signals.

Crime | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1128

Bulgaria Continues Crusade on Internet Piracy

Bulgaria's office for fighting organized crime announced that they are about to hit the pirate industry in the country harder than ever on Monday.

Crime | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1727

Killed Bulgarian Mobster Indebted to Greek Smugglers - Report

Suspected smuggling baron Ivan Todorov, who was shot dead in downtown Sofia at the end of February, is believed to have owed more than EUR 400,000 to Greek and Macedonian cigarette traffickers.

Crime | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1172

Bulgarian, French Cannabis Growers Seized in Cyprus

Cypriot police has arrested a Bulgarian and a Frenchman found to grow cannabis to the south-east parts of the island.

Crime | May 7, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 831

Two Injured in Armed Robbery on Bulgarian Lotto

Two people were injured Sunday in an armed robbery from a cash-in stand in Sofia.

Crime | May 6, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 880

Italians Handcuffed for Trafficking on Bulgarian Immigrants

Italian police have handcuffed two Italians suspected in human trafficking and exploitation of Bulgarian emigrants.

Crime | May 6, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1533

Bulgaria Goes After Video, Music Piracy

Bulgaria's office for fighting organized crime has launched raids against Internet users, who illegally download and distribute audio and video files, media reported. As part of the special operation, three men were arrested in Sofia on Wednesday, and po

Crime | May 5, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1494

Bulgaria Foils BGN 80,000 Worth Cigarette Contraband

Bulgarian customs officers foiled an attempt for cigarettes smuggling worth BGN 80,000 at the Gyueshevo border checkpoint.

Crime | May 5, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1054

Court Postpones Bulgarian Underworld Bosses Trial

Sofia City Court postponed for June 8 the trial against underworld bosses Krassimir and Nikolay Marinovi - the Marguins and five more people. The two Marguins and their accomplices are charged with plotting three murders and arms possession.

Crime | May 5, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1220

Fire Burst at Sofia Marketplace

Flames have burst near a Sofia marketplace, witnesses alerted Sofia News Agency. Eye-witnesses say that it looks like one of the stands at the marketplace in the capital's eastern "Musagenitsa" district is ablaze.

Crime | May 4, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 755

Stolen Traffic Light Delays Trains in Bulgaria

A stolen traffic light caused a delay in the schedule of all the trains that pass through the country's Iskar station in Sofia.

Crime | May 4, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 699

Bulgarian Baby-Seller Caught in Greece

The Greek police have arrested a Bulgarian woman trying to sell her baby for EUR 18 000. The woman, aged 32, was accompanied by a local midwife when they tried to sell the newborn to undercover officers.

Crime | May 4, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 771

Dolphin Death Toll near Bulgaria's Coast Up

Another 17 dead dolphins were found on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast. Seven dead dolphins were discovered at Shabla's beach, five of the friendly mammals were found near the village of Kripets and 5 at Durankulak's beach.

Crime | May 3, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1141

Bulgaria's Interior Registers Crime Decrease in 2005

The number of crimes committed in Bulgaria in 2005 has decreased, going down twice over 2001-2004, a survey shows. The report of the Centre for Democracy Study called "Crime tendencies in Bulgaria - police statistics" was presented during the open sessio

Crime | May 3, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 644
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