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Foreigners try to replace Slovak gangs

After a number of domestic organised crime groups formerly active in Slovakia have been disintegrated, criminal groups comprised of other countries’ citizens based on ethnicity have made attempts to replace them.

Police have detained some Slovak gang members. (Source: Sme)

These findings can be found in the 2015 Report on Activities of the Special Prosecutor’s Office submitted to parliament by Special Prosecutor Dušan Kováčik. The foreign ethnicity of these groups is a problem for the authorities when attempting to acquire relevant information on their organisational structures and criminal activities.

“It needs to be said that organised crime has wised up and transferred its activities from the spheres of extortion, violence and drug-related crimes to more sophisticated and lucrative forms that are also more difficult to uncover and prosecute, the report reads, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “This mainly applies to criminal groups with economic criminal activities.”

No major organised crime group was busted last year, although there were prosecutions of individual members of groups that disintegrated before 2015.

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