Sliven Province

Worth of Heroin Shipment Ceased in Sliven Estimated at BGN 25 M

Speaking at a briefing in Sofia on Monday, head of the specialized prosecution service, Valentina Madjarova, said that the worth of nearly 500 kilos of heroin ceased during a raid in the southern city of Sliven on June 4 is estimated at BGN 25 million. Two persons, who are Turkish nationals, were detained in the raid. The two, whom the court remanded in custody, have no criminal record.

Nearly 700 kg of Heroin Seized in Sliven - GDBOP

The General Directorate Combating Organized Crime and Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office have seized a large quantity of heroin, this country's Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev announced on Twitter. Geshev placed the Bulgarian and the U.S. national flags under his announcement and added that "this has been a joint operation between Bulgaria and its international partners." 

2627 Cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria, 34 New Cases

34 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Bulgaria in the past 24 hours, or 9 more as compared to the previous day, the National Information Website on Covid-19 announced. 

13 new cases of the novel coronavirus were registered in Sarnitsa municipality. 149 of all patients diagnosed with Covid-19 are admitted to hospitals, of whom 8 in intensive-care units.

British Man Charged with Child Sex Abuse in Bulgaria

A British man convicted in the UK of child pornography offenses was charged Friday with sexually abusing minors in a poor minority Roma community in central Bulgaria, AFP reported, citing prosecutors.
They said Daniel Erickson-Hull, 44, was detained Thursday in a Roma neighborhood in the town of Sliven, where he lived as a self-proclaimed evangelical preacher.

Code Orange Warning For Heavy Rain and Thunder in Place For 7 Regions in Bulgaria

In the morning, clouds will break and the rain will stop for a while, but even before noon it will start again from the west and will cover most of the country. In the evening the rain will gradually end from the northwest but will continue in the southern and eastern areas overnight, significant amounts expected there. Thunderstorms and hail more likely in southern Bulgaria.