Police claimed to have reduced the number of organised criminal gangs operating on Slovak territory from 52 at the end of 1998 to 26 at the end of 2001, and to have radically cut the number of bombings from their 1995 high.
The claims were made in an interior ministry report published last week.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.
13. Jan 2003 at 12:11