Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook


Semtex smugglers nabbed


South Moravian police arrested five men with 24 kilograms of the plastic explosive Semtex in their possession on July 21. The men, who were also carrying 30 detonators, were en route to Slovakia.

Aged between 22 and 52 years, the gang was corralled by Czech police at a gas station in the border town of Lužice; the men had been planning to sell the explosives in Slovakia for around 250,000 crowns ($5,900). The Czech police were tipped off to the gang's activities by their Slovak counterparts in Bratislava's Organised Crime Department.

Top stories

Queues rigged at foreigners’ police, say clients

Not our problem, say police, who blame ‘cultural specifics’ and ‘habits’ of foreigners.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Legendary Luna bar to reopen Photo

The programme in the bar will focus on retro and oldies.

Luna Bar in the Kyjev Hotel

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Safari under High Tatras Video

Marek Stolarčík from Kežmarok filmed unique video.

Illustration stock photo