Bulgaria Busts Gangster Granny, 72

An elderly woman, 72, was arrested in Bulgaria in a raid against financial fraudsters. The woman was seized during an operation in the Bulgarian cities of Stara Zagora and Varna, targeting a ring for tax siphoning.

Crime | April 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1377

Cessna Makes Emergency Landing in Bulgaria

A flight school plane Cessna 150 has been forced to make an emergency landing near the airport in Gorna Oryahovitsa, Northern Bulgaria, the transport ministry announced.

Crime | April 17, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1109

Policemen Beaten in Bulgarian Village

Two policemen from the village of Varshets in the Northwest of Bulgaria were beaten up during an attempted arrest. One of the policemen got a call from his brother, who had just suffered a heavy beating himself.

Crime | April 17, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1345

Bulgarian Taxi Driver Battered After Row with Rivals

A taxi driver was beaten up with a baseball bat by two rival drivers in a brawl over his place in the taxi rank in Bulgaria's Plovdiv. A father and his son battered the man and knifed him several times right across the street from a popular club.

Crime | April 17, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1210

Bulgaria Busts Contract Murderers' Weapons Suppliers

Bulgaria's police nabbed a great amount of arms including 6 rifles, 6 guns and nearly 900 bullets. Special devises for greater preciseness for day and night shooting as well as telescopic sights and noise-killers have been also seized, police announced.

Crime | April 16, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1140

5% of Bulgaria's Students Admit Drug Addiction

More and more Bulgarian students aged 15 to 18 are turning to drugs, a yearly report by the State Agency of Youth and Sports (SAYS) revealed. Five percent of the enquired students confessed that they were addicted to hard drugs, while 38% have tried soft

Crime | April 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1533

Bulgaria Busts Money-Gangster Ring

A group of 13 Bulgarians were busted on suspicion of large-scale financial frauds, crime combaters announced Friday. The group is suspected on siphoning taxes of BGN 1 M (about EUR 500 000) every month.

Crime | April 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1065

3 Heavily Injured in Sofia Crash

Three people were left heavily injured after ? minibus crashed into a telegraph pole in downtown Sofia two hours after midnight. The driver is in critical condition and his life is in danger.

Crime | April 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 996

Bulgaria Busts Car-Smugglers

Bulgaria's police have crashed an organized channel for smuggling luxurious vehicles that had been stolen in Spain, Blagoevgrad police head Kiril Georgiev announced. Customs officers and policemen teamed up in busting the smugglers who had stolen a numbe

Crime | April 13, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1011

China Stuff Smuggling Ring Busted in Sofia

A criminal group smuggling China articles forfeited with original brands was busted in Bulgaria.

Crime | April 13, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1166

Sofia Court Postpones Bulgarian Mobster Murder Case

Sofia City Court postponed for June the case for the murder of alleged mobster Milcho Bonev, dubbed Baj Mile, who was killed in 2004. Bonev, one of the founders of Bulgaria's obsolete ex-grouping SIC, and his bodyguards were executed July 30, 2004 in bro

Crime | April 13, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1557

Romania Finds 11 Dead Dolphins, Bulgaria Suspect

Romanian border police announced it has found in Black Sea waters eleven dead dolphins, which have become victims of poachers.

Crime | April 12, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1378

Abandoned Suitcase Seals off Sofia Intersection

One of Sofia's main downtown intersections was sealed off for a while on Wednesday because of an abandoned suitcase, that turned out harmless in the end.

Crime | April 12, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 12212

Rapper Proof, Member of Eminem's D-12, Shot Dead

Rapper Proof, a member of D-12 and Eminem close friend, has been murdered at a nightclub in Detroit. Proof, real name DeShaun Holton, was killed in a fight at Club CCC on 8 Mile Road.

Crime | April 12, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9532

Minibus on Fire in Downtown Sofia

A minibus has caught fire in front of Sofia University in the capital center.

Crime | April 11, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 993

One Injured in Sofia Hypermarket Ablaze

A huge fire burst out in a hypermarket of the Boila trading chain, burning it down even before the building was officially opened.

Crime | April 11, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 17473

Interpol-Wanted Seized near Sofia

A convict in murder and robberies wanted by Interpol was seized in the town of Bankya, near Sofia.

Crime | April 11, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1213

"Priest" Threatens with Death Bulgaria's Interior Minister

A man, claiming to be a priest, has threatened with death Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumen Petkov in a telephone conversation with officials from the department that he heads, reports say.

Crime | April 11, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1229

Romanian Driver Buried by His Truck in Bulgaria

The driver of a Romanian truck, who crashed Sunday afternoon near the Black Sea coast, died after long hours of rescue efforts to pull him out of a ditch failed.

Crime | April 10, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 939

Bulgarian Police Crash Prostitution Ring

A criminal group forcing young ladies to prostitute has been crashed in a specialized police operation by the Vratsa police department, northwestern Bulgaria.

Crime | April 10, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1394

Bulgarian ATM Scammer Busted in Belgium

Belgian police have caught a Bulgarian right when he was withdrawing money from an ATM with a cloned card, media reported. The 40-year-old man was caught red-handed in the city of Liege with a copy of a card that belonged to a Norwegian man.

Crime | April 9, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1368
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