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Smuggling soldiers caught at border, Hungarians say

Hungarian officials allege Slovak peacekeepers attempted to smuggle alcohol and cigarettes into the country on their way back from the peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.

Hungarian customs officers found 450 litres of alcohol and 320 boxes of cigarettes in a truck transporting luggage belonging to Slovak peacekeepers, the Pravda daily reported on August 2.

Though Hungarian authorities say they have evidence, nobody has been charged so far.

The Slovak army has formed an investigation committee, and Defense Minister František Kašický cancelled a ceremony where he was to award medals to soldiers from Kosovo.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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