Police arrest Slovakia's most wanted mobster Lališ

SLOVAK police managed to find and arrest Robert Lališ, also nicknamed Kýbel (Bucket in English) in the German city of Cologne, while he tried to get into his car.

Police President Tibor GašparPolice President Tibor Gašpar (Source: SITA)

Lališ was one of Slovakia's most wanted criminals and is considered to be one of the bosses of the Sýkorovci gang. He is currently being held in the German city of Dusseldorf, awaiting extradition to Slovakia, Police President Tibor Gašpar informed the TASR newswire on October 23.

Lališ’ identity has been confirmed by an analysis of his fingerprints. He was using an ID card with a different name while he was living abroad.

A total of ten European arrest warrants were issued for Lališ, five of which are still valid. “We narrowed down the list of countries where he was likely to be found,” Gašpar said. “It was Thailand a year or two ago, but these individuals frequently change their place of residence.”

Lališ is a suspect in a number of crimes, including the founding of an organised crime group and the murders of Eduard Dinič, Robert Dinič, Roman Deák, Daler Hlavačka, Alojz Házy and Miloš Piliar, all of whom were either shot dead in separate incidents or died in a bomb attack (Eduard Dinič) between 1998 and 1999. Lališ is also wanted by the National Criminal Agency (NAKA) for illegal possession and sales of firearms and for the murders of Robert Holub, Štefan Fabian, Maxim Jurijevič Malkarti, Juraj Matzenauer and Robert Pál, all of whom were shot dead in separate incidents between 1998 and 2003.  

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