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"Hawk" nets driving fines of 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. I generated Sk23 million (€588,000) in revenues, reported the TASR news agency.

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

Slovak Interior Minister Vladimír Palko initiated Hawk at the recent Salzburg Forum meeting in Budapest.

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.

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