Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Police stage raids and arrest eight people suspected of serious crimes

The police Bureau Against Organised Crime in the early hours of May 24 carried out a series of raids in Bratislava and arrested eight people suspected of being involved in various violent and economic crimes, Police Corps spokesperson Andrea Dobiašová told the TASR newswire later.

The police Bureau Against Organised Crime in the early hours of May 24 carried out a series of raids in Bratislava and arrested eight people suspected of being involved in various violent and economic crimes, Police Corps spokesperson Andrea Dobiašová told the TASR newswire later.

Because of the early stage of investigation the police cannot provide any further information at this time, Dobiašová said.

The news portal čas.sk reported that one of the suspects is a 46-year-old man whose name appeared in the so-called 'Mafia lists' that leaked from the police back in 2005. The man's name was also supposed to have been mentioned in the media two years ago in connection with a dispute over the ownership of a well-known Slovak mineral water brand, according to čas.sk.

The news portal added that a prosecutor had imposed a news embargo on Tuesday's raid and the police are reportedly planning to discuss it only after a court decides upon the custody status of the accused. According to unconfirmed information obtained by TASR, the man in question is supposedly one of two brothers who worked for the police in 1990s and later ran a network of nightclubs among other business activities.
Source: TASR, čas.sk

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

More reasons to stay

Excluding people doesn’t just affect those who choose to leave.

Creator of the Krav Maga self-defense system was from Bratislava Photo

The versatile athlete Imi Lichtenfeld finally has a memorial plaque in the Slovak capital.

Unveiling of the commemorative plaque: curator Michal Vaněk, Yaron Lichtenstein, BKIS director Vladimír Grežo and Museum of Jewish Culture's director Pavol Mešťan, from left.

Construction of underground roundabout changes traffic flow on Bratislava’s Mlynské Nivy

Mlynské Nivy Street will be transformed into a modern boulevard by the autumn of 2019.

New construction on Mlynské Nivy Street.

Slovakia is the first country to test a new VAT refund app

Getting money back for buying souvenirs in Slovakia will be easier - there will be an app.

Illustrative Stock Photo