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The 11,756 kg of hashish came from Morocco and was hidden in a storage unit in the village of Mirovyane near the capital Sofia, the interior ministry said.
Bulgaria's Specialized Prosecutor's Office has charged well-known businessman Grisha Ganchev with running an organized crime group specialized in tax fraud and with issuing a murder threat.
Thirty people were arrested during an international operation against a Bulgarian-Italian cocaine smuggling ring. The operation, codenamed “Kings of Cocaine,” has been ongoing for several years, but suffered a setback in 2008 due to an information leak.
Bulgaria's ruling majority in the Parliament has adopted another part of a controversial bill authorizing confiscation of illegal assets at midnight Wednesday and the debates are continuing full force Thursday.
The top twelve organized crime activities in Bulgaria generate some BGN 3.5 B (EUR 1.7 B) annually, according to a report of the Sofia-based NGO Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD).
January 3, 2012, is the first working day of Bulgaria's brand-new "anti-mafia" court and the respective prosecutor's office.
Bulgarian and Austrian police have busted a human trafficking network in a joint operation, the press center of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry reported Wednesday.
Seventeen Bulgarian traffic police were arrested in a special operation on September 27 2011, and are to face charges of corruption and of operating as an organised crime group.
There are exactly 262 organized crime groups active in Bulgaria an the country's Interior Ministry know of all of them, Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has claimed
Organised crime group dealing with drug trafficking has been neutralised in the frames of an international police operation, the press ofice of the Interior Ministry announced