Crime

Four Youngster Muggers Busted in Sofia

Sofia police arrested Wednesday four youngsters, who had perpetrated a series of muggings in the capital's Lyulin district. The culprits, aged 17 to 21, pilfered at night when they waited for their victims in secluded areas near the subway station or one

Crime | July 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 865

Bulgarian Customs Stop Truck Carrying Radioactive Cargo

Bulgaria's customs officers intercepted early Wednesday morning a Turkish truck carrying radioactive material, as the driver was attempting to cross the border with Romania at the Danube Bridge checkpoint at Russe.

Crime | July 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2834

Spain Busts Car-Thieving Gang with Bulgarian Members

Spain's National Police cracked on a gang of thirteen car robbers, some of them Bulgarian, local media reported. A total of 19 thieves, who were specialized in stealing luxurious vehicles from Spanish hotspots like Valencia, Alicante, Madrid and Costa de

Crime | July 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1078

Bulgarians Offered Child Sex for EUR 25

Bulgarian policemen have arrested three men for offering child sex on the Internet, it was announced Tuesday. The detainees are suspected of taking young boys to parties and forcing them to drink alcohol before they are passed on to pedophiles for sex, r

Crime | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2379

Drunken Driver Kills Daughter, Friend in Bulgaria

A Bulgarian, who was driving while intoxicated, caused a car crash that killed his daughter and a friend, and endangered the life of his other child. The 32-year-old man smacked his Ford Transit van into a tractor that had broken down by the road.

Crime | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 967

10-15 % of Burgas Tourism "Financed by Money Laundering"

From 10 to 15 per cent of the tourism in the Bulgarian Black Sea region of Burgas is financed by money laundering by criminal gangs, the Independent cites a local commissioner in an article regarding Bulgarian baby trade. The article describes Burgas as

Crime | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1262

Bulgaria to Continue Search for Girls Killer

Bulgaria is set to prolong once again the investigation into a the shocking murder of the Belneyska sisters, it emerged Monday. A request to give more time to investigators has been sent to chief prosecutor Boris Velchev, reports said.

Crime | July 17, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 837

Tried Underworld Boss Afflicted by Discal Hernia, Piles

Krassimir Marinov, the elderly of two notorious brothers, believed to be the most powerful underworld bosses in Bulgaria, suffers from discal hernia, haemorrhoids, colitis and sick kidneys, it emerged at a court session on Monday. Experts claimed in cour

Crime | July 17, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 985

EUR 9,150 Stolen from Safe at Bulgaria's Seaside

A robbery put at high alert the police officers at Bulgaria's southern seaside resort of Sunny Beach, reports say. A total of EUR 9,150 were lifted from a hotel safe in the resort, hired by a newspaper and magazine distribution company.

Crime | July 17, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 886

Bulgaria to Strike at Pirate Internet Providers

Bulgaria's crime-fighting units are preparing a major raid against pirate Internet providers, media reported. Lists of illegal providers, who haven't paid license taxes and charge users half the usual rate for access to the World Wide Web, have been prep

Crime | July 17, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 820

Bulgarian Gangland Brothers in Court Again

Sofia City Court held Monday the third hearing of case of Bulgaria's notorious Marinov brothers, Krassimir and Nikolay, dubbed the Marguins, who were charged with masterminding three murders. At the last hearing defenders demanded for the prosecutor in t

Crime | July 17, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 604

Malta Searches for Missing Bulgarian Teen

A teenage boy from Bulgaria was announced for search by Maltese police, as the youngster was reported missing.

Crime | July 16, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1024

Police Spoil Germany Business of Varna Pimps

Three men from the Black Sea coast of Varna were arrested by Bulgarian police facing charges of pimping young girls. The three - aged between 30 and 38 - have organised a criminal ring trafficking for Germany young girls, who were forced to prostitute.

Crime | July 16, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1488

Bulgarian Injures Self Before China's Embassy

A Bulgarian man knifed himself in front of China's embassy in Sofia, because he was denied a meeting with the ambassador, media reported. The man stood before the embassy, loudly demanding for political asylum and claiming he had to meet with China's env

Crime | July 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 836

Bulgaria Extradites 12 Child-Trafficking Roma to Italy

Bulgaria will extradite to Italy 12 Roma, arrested in May for child trafficking, the district court in the northern city of Pleven has decided. A total of 28 people have been arrested and have to appear before Italy's authorities, and the court will deci

Crime | July 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 859

EUR 1 M Ecstasy Busted at Bulgarian Border

A Dutchman was caught with 100,000 ecstasy pills as he tried to drive a lorry from Serbia into Bulgaria through the Kalotina checkpoint, media said Friday.

Crime | July 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 701

Real Estate Fraudster Nabbed in Bulgaria's Capital

A 19-year-old man from Bulgaria's Sofia was arrested after trying to sell somebody else's apartment in the capital city. Two men were arrested in connection to the case.

Crime | July 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1132

Sofia, Hamburg Bust Women Trafficking Ring

Bulgaria's police has crushed yet another women trafficking network, it was announced on Friday. The operation was carried out with assistance from crime fighters in Hamburg, Germany, reports said.

Crime | July 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1526

Interpol-Wanted Bulgarian Pablo Escobar "Busted" in Italy

A 31-year old Bulgaria, wanted by the Interpol, has been arrested in Italy. The man had fake documents with the name of the Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Crime | July 13, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2042

8 Bulgarians Busted for Draining EUR 3 M from Spanish ATMs

Eight Bulgarian have been arrested in Spain for draining over EUR 3 M from ATMs through special devices for credit cards copying. The Spanish authorities announced that the Bulgarians were arrested during a massive raid against such crimes.

Crime | July 13, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 816

Bulgaria Keeps Teen in Detention for Abusing Sister,10

Court in Plovdiv has left a teenager in detention on suspicion that he had molested his ten-year-old sister. The boy, 17, used threats and violence and was fully aware of the wrongdoing he was committing, jurors believe.

Crime | July 12, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 852
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