Intl Cigarette-Faking Gang Busted, Cost Germany EUR 200 M

Police officers from Bulgaria, Austria and Germany have teamed up in a raid that busted an international gang for faking cigarettes. The gang's illegal business caused Germany's budget losses of close to EUR 200 M, experts believe.

Crime | June 7, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 749

Naftex Footballer Injured in Sofia Crash

Three people, including Naftex footballer Georgi Bozhilov, have been injured in a car crash in Sofia. The accident took place last night at Sofia's "Tasritsa Joanna" boulevard near the tunnel leading to the Lyulin neighbourhood.

Crime | June 6, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 652

Bulgarian Nationalists Leader Driver on Probation for Road Assault

Lyubomir Bakardzhiev, driver of nationalist leader Volen Siderov, was put on probation for two years and a half by the Pazardzhik Regional Court for the Trakiya highway assault in April. For a period of one year he will have to perform 240 hours of socia

Crime | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 629

One Busted for Bulgarian Park Chief Murder

One person has been arrested on suspicions of killing Bulgarian game park chief, who body was recovered Sunday. Radolav Penev is suspected of killing Alexander Makedonski.

Crime | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 699

3.4-Promilles Driver Kills Bulgarian

A drunk driver with 3.39 promilles alcohol level has caused a deadly road accident in Bulgaria.

Crime | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 891

Bulgarian Burns Throat with Mineral Water

A Bulgarian woman has suffered burns to her mouth and throat after drinking mineral water, media reported. The woman took a bottle of Devin mineral water and as she opened it and drink, she felt it burning in her throat.

Crime | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 951

Body of Bulgarian Park Chief Recovered

Investigators have recovered the body of a Bulgarian game park chief, who had gone missing, indicating that the man was apparently murdered. Alexander Makedonski's remains were buried near the site where police had earlier found his torched truck.

Crime | June 4, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 967

Bulgaria Frees "Monkey" Businessman

A notorious businessman claiming to trade monkeys has been let out on bail in Bulgaria, after policemen arrested him for forging credit cards. Boyan Petrakiev, better known by his nickname Barona, had to pay only EUR 100 to regain freedom.

Crime | June 4, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 921

Bulgarian Twins Savage, Drown Father

The Bulgarian who was recently found dead in a dam lake was most probably killed by his twin sons, the police revealed. They brutally beat up the 51-year-old diabetes suffering man, then tied him up and threw him into the water.

Crime | June 3, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 854

Bulgaria Checked 3 000 over Girls Killing

More than 3 000 have undergone police checks over the killing of two teenage sisters in Bulgaria. Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Ilia Iliev said Saturday that more findings would be taken to the UK for analysis, in an aim to use better equipment.

Crime | June 3, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 744

Swiss Teen Kills 2 Bulgarians, Suicides

A Swiss man aged 19 has killed two Bulgarians and then himself, at his mother's home, media broke on Saturday. The two victims, aged 38 and 54, were living at the house and taking care of the garden.

Crime | June 3, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1535

Prosecution to Chase Dupnitsa "Mafia"

Bulgaria's chief prosecutor has become the latest top official to get involved in the organized-crime issue in Dupnitsa, a town south of Sofia. Boris Velchev had to confer personally with Dupnitsa's mayor, after the town burst into a "mafia" scandal.

Crime | June 2, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1418

United Arab Emirates Bank Accounts Hacked from Bulgaria

Bulgarian fraudsters have hacked bank accounts in the United Arab Emirates, Gulf News reported. Fraudsters who stole ATM card details from a cash machine in Dubai last month hacked into bank accounts of a "handful" of Emirates Bank customers and stole ca

Crime | June 2, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1197

Bulgarian Magistrates Children Involved in Bankcards Scamming Gang

Children of high-ranked Bulgarian magistrates have been involved into a gang that dealt with fake bankcards, media reported. Bulgarian police along with colleagues from France, Spain, Germany, Austria busted the culprits who specialized in manufacturing

Crime | June 1, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1475

Bulgarians Nabbed with 2.5 Tons of Cocaine In Spain

Three Bulgarian nationals and a man from Turkey were arrested on a boat that carried 2.5 tons of cocaine near Spain's Cadiz, media reported.

Crime | June 1, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1350

Court Hears Bulgarian Ex PM Murder Trial Defendants

Four of the convicts in the assassination case of Bulgarian ex-Premier Andrey Lukanov made statements during Thursday's hearing of the trial in the Appellative Court in Sofia. Five people, including two Ukrainians, are appealing against their life senten

Crime | June 1, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 861

Bulgaria Busts Bankcards Scamming Gang

Bulgarian officers have crashed a gang that dealt with fake bankcards, media reported. The Supreme Cassation Prosecution and the police cooperated in the operation to bust the culprits who specialized in manufacturing and distributing fake cards all over

Crime | June 1, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 722

Bulgarian City Halts Celebrations Over Unsolved Double Murder

Children in Bulgaria's city of Pazardzhik have stated that they wouldn't hold fests for June 1, because of the unsolved murder of teenage sisters Kristina and Rositsa. Pazardzhik will instead see a rally under the motto "No celebrations for June 1 while

Crime | June 1, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 877

Bulgarian Girl Murderer Gets Life in Jail

A teenager who raped and murdered a younger girl from the town of Yambol was given a life sentence on Wednesday. At the end of 2005, 18-year-old Miroslav Marinov, confessed to the murder of Eleonora Georgieva, 13, shortly after he was arrested.

Crime | May 31, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 945

Bulgarians Forced Children to Steal in Switzerland, France

A gang of 12 people, including Bulgarians, Romanians and citizens of the former Yugoslav republics have been busted for forcing children to steal in Southern France and Switzerland. Nine of the people were arrested for illegal stay and will be extradited

Crime | May 31, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 688

Truck Rolls over Two-Month Baby

A two-month baby was killed when a truck rolled over its pram on a street in Stara Zagora, south Bulgaria. The tragic incident occurred when the driver, aged 27, was taking a round at a crossroad, but lost control over the heavy vehicle.

Crime | May 30, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 676
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