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Operation Hawk nets Sk23 million

IN a special weeklong operation codenamed "Jastrab" (Hawk), Slovak police recorded 31,397 traffic offences, and collected over Sk23 million (€590,000) in fines, the TASR news wire reported.

A total of 6,802 police officers took part in the operation. During the checks, police focussed mainly on speeding, the use of safety belts and mobile phones, the condition of vehicles and drunk driving.

However, the police were also on the look out for wanted criminals and illegal immigrants.

The most frequent offence recorded was drunk driving, with 441 cases. Of 364 driving licences that the police confiscated, 212 were for drunk driving.

Police officers uncovered 55 non-traffic related offences during the operation. They arrested 24 offenders, 30 wanted people and one illegal immigrant.

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