POLICE have broken up the Slovak branch of an international drug-smuggling ring that transported drugs from Asia through the so-called Balkan route.
On November 4 the police arrested the head of the local branch of the international ring, a Macedonian man Adem S., and four Slovaks: a co-organiser, a man responsible for storing the drugs, a courier and a drug dealer.
During the raid, called Kompa 2, the police also seized 4.5 kilograms of heroin.
If found guilty, the men will face eight to 15 years in jail.
11. Nov 2002 at 0:00 | From press reports of TASR and SITA