NEWS IN SHORT

Customs seize 1kg of amphetamine

A CZECH citizen who was transporting one kilogram of amphetamine was detained at Petržalka train station in Bratislava on March 5. According to the customs officers, it is the second largest amount of this drug ever seized in Slovakia. The street value of the drug would be around €75,000 - €300,000, according to the spokeswoman of the customs office, Martina Kereková, the ČTK newswire reported.

A CZECH citizen who was transporting one kilogram of amphetamine was detained at Petržalka train station in Bratislava on March 5. According to the customs officers, it is the second largest amount of this drug ever seized in Slovakia. The street value of the drug would be around €75,000 - €300,000, according to the spokeswoman of the customs office, Martina Kereková, the ČTK newswire reported.

“According to the opinion of criminal experts the seized amount of drug could be used to produce about 7,500 to 15,000 single doses,” Kereková said.

The man could be sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison.

The consular department of the Czech embassy in Bratislava did not confirm the detention of the man, explaining that they had not been officially notified.

The customs office intercepted an even larger amount of amphetamine three years ago – seven kilograms worth about €358,494 at the current conversion rate – in a car at a border crossing with Hungary.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Penta partner Haščák reportedly charged with corruption after a police raid

Anti-communist fighters will receive pensions. Sunk tugboat being drawn out of the water.

Jaroslav Haščák

Car industry needs to jump on the latest trends

Economy minister promises extensive support for hydrogen technologies in Slovakia.

The Hydrogen Technology Research Centre (CVVT) is to be launched at the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021 in Košice to do R&D in this field.

Responsibility goes hand in hand with EU advantages, says President Čaputová

President Zuzana Čaputová spoke with Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová.

President Zuzana Čaputová

Half of all parents lack time to help their children with distance learning

Some have a hard time motivating their children, others do not understand the curriculum.