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Slovak customs officers seize cocaine worth nearly €6 million

Slovak customs officers seized a large quantity of cocaine as it entered Slovakia, the TASR newswire was told by the Customs Directorate’s spokesperson, Miroslava Slemenská, on May 2. On April 29 customs officers conducted a check on an air consignment shipped from Brazil, with the recipient being a Slovak company founded less than a month ago.

Slovak customs officers seized a large quantity of cocaine as it entered Slovakia, the TASR newswire was told by the Customs Directorate’s spokesperson, Miroslava Slemenská, on May 2.

On April 29 customs officers conducted a check on an air consignment shipped from Brazil, with the recipient being a Slovak company founded less than a month ago.

"The company's chief executive is a 45-year-old Slovak citizen who was arrested the same day near the premises of a shipping company at M. R. Štefánik Airport in Bratislava," said Slemenská.

The consignment consisted of eight metal barrels and two wooden containers in which processed gemstones and products made of stone were officially declared. These included stone sculptures, 37 of which were hollowed out, but an X-ray check detected that cocaine was actually inside – about 32 kilos in all. The seized volume of cocaine is estimated at about 550,000 doses and was worth around €5.92 million. The arrested man may now face life in prison, said Slemenská.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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