Crime

500 Stand up for Michael Shields in Liverpool Rally

No more than five hundred people gathered in a rally for Bulgaria-jailed teenager Michael Shields in Liverpool at the end of last week.

Crime | June 28, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 852

Pregnant Woman Shot in Bulgarian Town

A pregnant woman has been shot in the southern Bulgarian town of Dimitrovgrad as she walked out of a shop, accompanied by her husband.

Crime | June 28, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 634

Singaporean Tried to Move 20,000 Rifles from Bulgaria

A 30-year-old Singaporean pleaded guilty to trying to move 20,000 assault rifles from Bulgaria to a Syrian arms dealer last year, the Bulgaria News Agency reported.

Crime | June 27, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1343

Underworld Boss on Trial: Where is Filchev?

Sofia Court postponed for September 28 the trial against suspected underworld boss Zlatomir Ivanov for exhorting a foreign businessman. The court cited lack of clarity in the facts, garnered in connection with the case.

Crime | June 27, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2380

Teenager Drowns in Sofia Pool

A fifteen-year-old boy drowned while competing with pals in a Sofia pool, private bTV channel reported. The incident occurred Monday afternoon at Dianabad swimming pool while a group of boys were flexing muscles who could endure longer under water.

Crime | June 26, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 811

Hotel Digs Cause Landslide at Bulgarian Road

The road from Bulgaria's southern city of Smolyan to the Pamporovo resort in the Rhodope Mountain has been closed due to a landslide. The landslide was caused by digging the foundations of a private hotel, reports say.

Crime | June 26, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1935

Bulgarian Shot in World-Cup Quarrel

The life of a Bulgarian man is in danger, after he was shot in a world-cup related quarrel late Sunday evening in the southern city of Dupnitsa. Fifty-five year old N.

Crime | June 26, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 823

Bulgarian Dies at Seaside Disco

A Bulgarian man has died in "Zangador" disco near the seaside town of Kiten. The 21-year-old plunged from one of the balconies into the artificial lagoon of the disco, and died on the spot, as the water was just about 30 centimeters deep.

Crime | June 26, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 940

Jailed Bulgarian Roma Musician Gets New, Suspended Sentence

A Bulgarian court delivered a ten-month suspended sentence on a Bulgarian Roma musician, who has already been jailed for pimping. Kondyo, a former ethno-music celebrity on the local scene, was found guilty on pimping charges and sentenced to ten years in

Crime | June 26, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 887

Jailed Bulgarian Celeb Faces New Charges

The Bulgarian Roma musician, who was jailed for pimping, is facing a new trial Monday. Kondyo, a former ethno-music celebrity on the local scene, was found guilty on pimping charges and sentenced to ten years in April.

Crime | June 26, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 788

Bulgarian "Love Experts" Comfort Football Fans in Germany

Although Bulgaria's team failed to qualify for the World Football Cup 2006 in Germany, the country's name managed to hit the headlines after several Bulgarian ladies were arrested in Frankfurt am Main. A total of 25 ladies illegally providing paid sexual

Crime | June 25, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1039

2 Busted During Sofia ATM Theft

Two people with criminal records have been arrested in Sofia while robbing an ATM. The men from Vidin were drawing money from an ATM with fake magnet cards, police announced.

Crime | June 25, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 643

Over 10,000 Pirate CDs Busted in Sofia

More than 10,000 pirate CDs have been confiscated from a stall at the Sofia Slaveykov squared during a special police operation. Sofia's Economy police and the non-governmental organization BULAKT carried out the sudden check at the stall number 28.

Crime | June 24, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 744

Bulgarian Police Confiscates Illegally-Owned Antiques

Bulgarian police in the northern town of Knezha have found a large amount of antiques during checks into private homes. In one of the houses checked in Knezha police found and confiscated 4,000 Roman and Byzantine silver and bronze coins.

Crime | June 24, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2044

Italian Nabbed for Hiding Bulgarian, Romanian Immigrants

Italian police has arrested a 68-year-old man from Selia Marina, Calabria province, for hiding illegal immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania. Il Giornale Di Calabria reports that within a special operation against illegal immigration police found nine peo

Crime | June 24, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 626

Bulgarian Admits to Russian Journalist's Murder

A Moldavian citizen holding a Bulgarian passport, who has been arrested on charges of murdering a prominent Russian television reporter has admitted to committing the crime. Russian ITAR TASS reported that Moldova-born Igor Velchev admitted during the pr

Crime | June 24, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 631

Bulgarian Arrested for Russian Journalist's Murder

A Moldavian citizen holding a Bulgarian passport, has been arrested on charges of murdering a prominent Russian television reporter.

Crime | June 23, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 617

Prisoner on a Leave Kills Woman in Bulgaria

A prisoner, who was on a temporary leave from jail, has killed a woman in the northern Bulgarian village of Rogozen after a quarrel. Thirty-two-year-old Nedyalka Petrova was knifed in the hands and chest several times.

Crime | June 23, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 731

Rebel Teenager Beaten by Bulgarian Policemen

Policemen have battered a seventeen-year-old boy from Sofia for talking back to them, reports say. In the end of May Vladimir Gerasimov and Pavel Pavlov kicked a ball onto the rooftop of a school in the capital and decided to enter the school through the

Crime | June 23, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 719

Bulgaria Finds Fake Medicines' Storehouse

Fake medicines have been found in the Plovdiv storehouse of Helen Trading 2, the company that has traded questionable medicaments to pharmacies in Bulgaria. A total of 120 ampullas with containing fake traded the Vitamin C, Analgin and Buskulizin.

Crime | June 22, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1844

EUR 37,500 Stolen from Car in Bulgaria

A total of BGN 75,000 (EUR 37,500) was stolen from a pickup parked at a guarded parking lot in the centre of the southern Bulgarian town Haskovo. The pickup is owned by "Gorna Banya" company.

Crime | June 22, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 741
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