Slovak police reported on June 5 that the two lorries carrying illegal waste, which were sent back to Austria on June 4, were only hauling the first consignment of a total of 400,000 tons of solid waste, due to be dumped illegally in Slovakia.
The lorries were detained at the Berg border-crossing between from May 25 to June 4, when they returned to Austria.
Mário Kern of the Slovak Police Presidium environment division further stated that "such criminal activity does not happen by chance but is organised to make a profit."
Slovak waste-management inspectors commenting on the case said they had previously registered three illegal transports of waste, two from Austria and one from Slovenia. A Slovak firm has been fined for illegally exporting waste to the Czech Republic.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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6. Jun 2007 at 11:22