Ministry of Interior

10 People Arrested in Sofia for Drug Distribution

A large-scale operation by the Directorate for Combatting Organised Crime and Sofia District Directorate of the Police against drug distribution is currently taking place in several residential quarters of Sofia on November 18, BNT reported.

More than 10 people have been arrested so far, according to BNT sources.

UPDATE Report on August 10 events, declassified

Interior Minister Marcel Vela announced on Thursday that a report on the August 10 riot police intervention in a street protest in Bucharest was declassified and sent to the Department for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) to be used in a probe that started as a result of complaints filed by people involved.

Nearly 400 Illegal Migrants Are Detained on the Bulgarian Border with Greece and Turkey

206 illegal immigrants were detained at the border with Turkey for the period from January 1 to October 31, 2019. Their number is 184 at the border with Greece. The most common nationalities are from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, BTA informed, citing the Ministry of Interior.

PM Orban meets representatives of public institutions in charge with the organisation of presidential election

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban met on Wednesday at Victoria Palace with the representatives of the public institutions in charge of the organisation of the presidential election, meaning to carry out an analysis into the current stage of preparations.

Protests in Chile Continue, Death Toll Rises to 18

Hundreds of thousands of people protested Wednesday against social inequalities in Chile, despite reforms announced by President Sebastian Pinera, BTA reports.

Three people died in the last 24 hours. This was announced by the Ministry of Interior. Thus, the total number of victims of the protests reached 18.

Abandoned Baby Found in Sofia's Lyulin Neighborhood

An abandoned baby was found last night in the capital's Lyulin neighborhood. The baby is about 7-8 months of age and in good health.

The baby was found in a child car seat with a note - "Give it to the social. Good luck!". She was taken over by the services and housed in the St. Ivan Rilski Home for Social Care in Sofia.

Bank Office in Sofia - Robbed

BGN 185,000 were stolen from an office of a bank located in a hypermarket on Europe's Blvd. in Sofia , BNR reported.

According to initial information, the money was stolen from a safe during on of the employees' breaks in the bank branch. The robbery was reported at 4.20pm yesterday.

Just for a Week, 570 Drivers Were Fined for Using their Phones

570 drivers were sanctioned for misuse of mobile phones in the latest operation to prevent the illegal use of mobile devices while driving, the press center of the Ministry of Interior announced.

The operation was organized by the European Network of Traffic Police Forces - TISPOL and took place in the week of 16-22 September.