Nina Holmes Bulgaria death: Woman arrested for cocaine supply

Nina Holmes Nina Holmes collapsed in the skiing resort of Borovets on Sunday night

A woman has reportedly been arrested for drugs offences following the death of a woman from south Wales in Bulgaria.

Nina Holmes, 33, from Gorseinon, collapsed in the skiing resort of Borovets on Sunday night.

Bulgarian media reported that a 25-year-old restaurant worker had been arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine to British tourists.

The Foreign Office said it was providing help to the family.

On Friday, the District Prosecution Office in the Bulgarian capital Sofia confirmed a preliminary inquiry had begun into the incident.

South Wales Police confirmed they were aware of Ms Holmes' death and would assist the Swansea coroner when her body is repatriated.


Friends of Ms Holmes have spoken of their loss on social networking sites.

Steve Maitland-Thomas described Ms Holmes as funny, beautiful and happy.

He wrote: "I am deeply saddened she is no longer with us."

Another by Hayley Ravenscroft said: "Watched you grow from a lovely little girl to a stunning young lady now.

"A beautiful angel you are gonna be missed by so many in and out of showland. Keep doing what you do best and rock heaven."

A spokesperson for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We can confirm the death of a British national on 2 February in Bulgaria.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

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