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Sadiki charged with heroin smuggling

BAKI Sadiki, a Kosovar Albanian with a Slovak passport, who was previously prosecuted for organising illegal trade in drugs, has been charged with serious drugs offences. If the court finds him guilty he will be sentenced to prison for 20-25 years, the SITA newswire reported.

BAKI Sadiki, a Kosovar Albanian with a Slovak passport, who was previously prosecuted for organising illegal trade in drugs, has been charged with serious drugs offences. If the court finds him guilty he will be sentenced to prison for 20-25 years, the SITA newswire reported.

Peter Šufliarsky, the head of the special unit of the General Prosecutor's office, stated that Baki Sadiki was charged in this latest case on February 26, 2010.

According to the prosecutors, Baki Sadiki, along with other accused persons and other unidentified entities known only by nicknames as members of an organised crime group organised, imported, transported, and distributed heroin from 2007.

Drugs were smuggled from Turkey to Poland in consignments of sports footwear. An as-yet unspecified forwarding company then smuggled the heroin to Topolčany. The illegal cargo was delivered to Slovakia in six shipments, each containing about twenty kilograms of heroin. The drug was then smuggled through Poland, Switzerland, and Italy where it went directly to selected clients.

The Pravda daily reported on March 18 that the police still didn’t know where Sadiki was hiding.

Sadiki is reported by the Slovak media to have been on good terms with former justice minister and current Supreme Court president Štefan Harabin. Harabin claims that he has no relationship with Sadiki.

Harabin issued a statement for the media after the information about Sadiki’s prosecution was published saying that the linking of his person to Sadiki is a campaign initiated and probably led from the very start by his political rival and opposition MP Daniel Lipšic.


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