The Bratislava unit of the Slovak Border and Foreigners police and the National Unit of the Fight Against Illegal Migration crushed an organized crime group on Monday, April 1. According to information provided to the SITA newswire the group has been involved in providing illegal jobs to people from Ukraine since 2006 and had earned €1,750,000 for themselves in this illegal business.
“They were illegally employed in various firms mainly in Bratislava and in the Banská Bystrica and Žilina regions,” the Deputy Director of the National Unit of Fight Against Illegal Migration, Marian Orosz, told the SITA newswire. The director of the Border and Foreigners Police in Bratislava, Robert Gucký, said that they consider the crackdown on the group and the exposure of documentation of its activities since March 2009 the greatest success of the joint efforts of individual units of the Border and Foreigner Police Office.
In four house searches early Monday morning, the police detained two Slovaks and five Ukrainians suspected of involvement in organizing the organizing illegal labour scam. Police also searched companies suspected of employing illegal labourers from Ukraine and detained 21 Ukrainians who will be questioned. The group has established at least three fictitious firms and these companies then mediated work for labourers from Ukraine for interested companies.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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13. Apr 2010 at 14:00