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"We don't say per person, but per piece. It's a commodity."

- A member of a human smuggling group and a former professional soldier, named only as Peter, responds to the SME daily when asked how much his gang charged per person for smuggling them across the eastern border into Slovakia "


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A tattoo, illustrative stock photo

Kiska: Only president can bestow awards

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President Andrej Kiska granting awards, January 1, 2018