NEWS BRIEFS

Police seize gang's weapons

POLICE in Bratislava have seized an enormous arsenal of weapons meant for use by an organized crime syndicate, Police Vice-President Jaroslav Spišiak told reporters January 24.

The special police organized crime unit also captured and charged the head of the criminal gang, the TASR news agency reported.

During the swoop, police discovered three armouries where, among other items, 16 sub-machine guns, 14 pistols, 11 guns, more than 10,000 cartridges, plastic explosives, silencers and replaceable gun barrels were found.

Several of the weapons had been customized.

According to preliminary findings, the arsenal was for use in organized crime operations.

The weapons have already been handed over for expert analysis and police are trying to determine whether any of them have been used in previous serious crimes.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Grandson turns his blue-haired grandma into an Instagram sensation

President Zuzana Čaputová is one of her nearly 13,000 followers.

Photographer Marek Pupák takes pictures of his grandmother. He also created the blue.grandma profile on Instagram, where he posts the photos of her.

Roundup: Shoe boxes turn into Christmas gift boxes to cheer up lonely older people

People can fill and hand in their own box until December 6.

The White Night Festival takes place in Bratislava during Christmas.

Some schools will open on December 7

Matovič pushed through testing at schools, government is launching a pilot project this weekend.

PM Igor Matovič (front) and Education Minister Branislav Gröhling  (back)

Freed in the Kuciak murder case, guilty of another murder

The Specialised Criminal Court sends Alena Zsuzsová to prison for ordering the murder of former Hurbanovo mayor. She appealed against the verdict, insists she is innocent.

Alena Zsuzsová is escorted to the courtroom.