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Operation Hawk collects Sk23 Million

SLOVAK police recorded more than 32,000 driving offences and 43 crimes during 'Jastrab' (Hawk), the biggest international traffic safety operation in Central Europe - bringing in as much as Sk23 million (€588,000) to the state budget, the TASR news wire reported.

Police forces from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia took part in the June 6 to June 12 operation.

Slovak Interior Minister Vladimir Palko initiated Hawk at the Salzburg Forum meeting in Budapest recently.

In Slovakia, 7,195 police officers and 472 members of other security forces took part in the operation. They found 30 people wanted by police, collected fines for 27,601 offences and handed out 3,375 warnings.

Compiled by Magdalena MacLeod from press reports
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