Fifty-one cigarette smugglers operating mainly in the east of the country have been arrested following one of the biggest police raids in the country's history, the Interior Ministry announced February 12.
In the large-scale search that led to the arrests, police found more than a million cigarettes, several guns, and substances used for producing various drugs.
The gang was smuggling cigarettes from Ukraine, and among other methods used the Slovak postal system to distribute the material to their customers around the country.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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13. Feb 2003 at 10:58