The Slovenia Times


A police sign on a windshield. Photo: Nik Jevšnik/STA
The police have tracked down a 36-year-old man believed to be responsible for an online comment threatening a school shooting attack that caused a considerable amount of alarm, heightened security around schools and criticism of the police in early April.
The threat was made on 2 April in the comme
The Ljubljana headquarters of DARS, the motorway company. Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
Slovenian police conducted searches at two dozen locations on 23 April as part of a probe into allegations of bribery at the state-run motorway company DARS under the previous management.
The police said six persons were suspected of abuse of office and accepting or offering bribes. They did not na
Convicted businessman Sergej Racman. Photo: Bor Slana/STA
Businessman Sergej Racman, once one of the wealthiest Slovenians, has started serving prison time for cutting off creditors in the 2014 sale of the largest cinema complex in the country.
Racman, who started off in stock trading and finance before moving to entertainment and casino business, was sen
The headquarters of British national broadcaster BBC. Photo: Aljoša Rehar/STA
The Ljubljana District Court has sentenced four Slovenians to jail for their involvement in an email scam that defrauded the British national broadcaster BBC of €336,000. A fifth defendant has been acquitted.
Several Slovenian newspapers have reported that the court handed down the sentences on 10
Silvo Drevenšek sentenced to life in prison for a triple murder. Photo: Andreja Seršen Dobaj/STA
A man who stabbed his former partner to death before going next door to murder her parents in the presence of his four-year-old son on Christmas 2020 has been sentenced to life imprisonment as the first person in independent Slovenia to receive such a sentence.
In sentencing Silvo Drevenšek, the S
The Koper port. Photo: Bojan Kralj/STA
Police seized a large shipment of cocaine in the port of Koper a few days ago, reportedly after two divers were spotted trying to pull out large bags from a ship transporting soy from South America.
The Koper Police Department has confirmed seizing a large quantity of illegal drugs in the port in t
Police at the scene negotiating with a man threatening people with two knives. Photo: STA
Special tasks police were deployed at busy area in the centre of Ljubljana on 13 March to subdue a young man who was threatening people with two knives.
Police received a tip-off at around 3pm that a man holding a knife in each of his hands was threatening passers-by next to a busy bus stop at Bav
A prosecutor. Photo: Bor Slana/STA
The house of a state prosecutor in the seaside town of Koper was hit by three Molotov cocktails on 25 February in what the Supreme State Prosecutor's Office says appears to have been a planned and organised attack, likely related to her work.
The Supreme State Prosecutor's Office condemned the viol
Example of malware app used to spread Anatsa Trojan horse. Photo: ThreatFabric
Slovenia is among the targets of the Anatsa trojan horse, according to researchers of a malware detection company ThreatFabric. Users download the malware app on their phones, from where it can be used to break into other phone apps, most commonly banking apps.
ThreatFabric first detected the Anat
A specialist police unit member. Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA
Slovenian police have busted a criminal organisation trafficking in cocaine, amphetamine and other illicit drugs following a four-year investigation that unofficially also targetted one of Slovenia's best known criminals.
The drug ring was extremely well organised and used encrypted means of commun
A police car in old town in Ljubljana: Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA
Crime rates in Slovenia have returned to pre-pandemic levels with the police reporting they dealt with 54,017 criminal offences last year, up more than a tenth on 2022.
Damjan Petrič, head of the Criminal Police Directorate, told reporters on 11 January that all types of crime increased compared wi
Slovenian citizen Mladen Samardžija (left), one of Europol's most wanted criminals, arrested in Jahorina, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Photo: Interior Ministry of Republika Srpska
One of the two Slovenians on Europe's most wanted suspected or convicted criminals was arrested in Bosnia-Herzegovina on 11 December. Mladen Samardžija, a 33-year-old dual Slovenian and Bosnian citizen, was wanted for drug trafficking.
As part of operation Tokyo, law enforcement authorities of the