Crime

Businessman Shot Dead in Downtown Sofia

A man, allegedly linked to SIC, a now defunct 1990s strong-arm structure, has been shot dead Wednesday night in downtown Sofia.

Crime | May 11, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1240

38 Prostitutes Arrested in Bulgaria

Bulgarian authorities have busted a total of thirty-eight prostitutes, who practiced in the areas of Plovdiv and Pazardzhik.

Crime | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1221

Two Hurt in Sofia Shooting

A brawl between two men in Sofia escalated to exchange of gunfire Wednesday. The two were having a heated argument outside a car service station, the police confirmed.

Crime | May 10, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 935

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: 1430

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: 1323

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: 1008

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: 641

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: 1252

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: 741

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: 735

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: 1079

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: 1603

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: 1051

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: 761

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: 825

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: 1489

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: 1407

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: 947

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: 1178

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: 698

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: 650
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