IN SHORTS

Police busts petrol gang in mass raid

SLOVAK police have cracked a so-called petrol gang, which made its illegal earnings by mixing regular oil with cheaper light mineral oils.

According to Jaroslav Spišiak, vice president of the Slovak police force, 23 members of the gang were arrested in the largest police action ever in the history of independent Slovakia.

More than 1,200 officers were involved in the operation against the culprits, who through their activities have cheated the state out of Sk250 million (€6.3 million) in taxes.

Among those arrested in the operation were eon policeman and one customs officer.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Long queues around Slovakia on the first day of nationwide testing

Hundreds of thousands got tested during the first five hours. Experts warn it is too early to interpret the results.

Drive-in testing site in Bratislava.

Afraid of testing? Minimise your risk of infection with these test day tips

Coughing is the most dangerous part of the testing process.

Zborov, the Bardejov district

UPDATED: Nationwide testing for COVID-19 is on

Long queues have formed in front of most testing points since early morning. Some drive-through sites closed in Bratislava

Testing in Trenčín, western Slovakia

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov