Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Police confirm raid on several Slovak firms

Allegedly, Thursday's raids were due to grave economic crimes.

Police, illustrative stock photo(Source: TASR)

Police have confirmed that members of the National Criminal Agency (NAKA) were deployed in an operation on April 6th.

“We can confirm that in several places of Slovakia, members of the National Criminal Agency (NAKA) have been carrying out search and detention proceedings,” Police Presidium spokesperosn Denisa Baloghová told the SITA newswire. “However, due to ongoing operations by the prosecution, it is not possible to offer more detailed information in the case, as this could threaten, or mar, the securing of criminal evidence currently underway,” she added.

Since the small hours on Thursday, NAKA – probably the police finance unit – has been making house searches in several places in Slovakia, according to the Webnoviny.sk website. More than one hundred police officers raided several advertising companies around the whole of Slovakia but mostly in the Košice and Bratislava regions.

The Police raided the companies because of serious economic criminality, the website wrote. The companies had been making unauthorised VAT returns, and optimised the taxes of clients. These allegedly concern losses amounting to millions of euros for the state. In one of the companies in eastern Slovakia, the raid lasted for more than six hours and the firm was still hermetically sealed by early evening, the website added.

Top stories

Emergency declared in Prešov after Sunday storm Video

A powerful storm swept through the city on July 23.

Strong storm hit prešov on July 23.

Slovak water slalom racers won seven medals

Young Slovak talents made the hearts of sports fans race with their performance at the World Championship in water slalom.

Marko Mirgorodský

The normalisation of our relations has grown

Most people want the EU to exist in the future – we just have to mobilise this majority and not take things for granted, says Austrian Ambassador to Slovakia Helfried Carl in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.

Austrian Ambassador Helfried Carl

Fico for better fish fingers

It’s true that in the past four months, Mr Fico has been comparatively less busy than his Visegrad Group partners.

Austrian fish fingers angered PM Fico.