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.

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

Institutions can be quickly destroyed, but they are hard to build

Head of the To Dá Rozum intiative, Renáta Hall, talks about the impacts of a dispute between the academy of sciences and the Education Ministry.

Renáta Hall

Fight with traffickers thwarted online sale of hockey tickets

The algorithm not only prevented traffickers but also ordinary fans from buying tickets.

Waiting for tickets in Košice

Spectacular Slovakia #3: Unexpected hiking (Enjoy Bratislava's greenery) Audio

In Slovakia, you can hike in the capital city. Listen to the latest episode of our travel podcast to find out more.

The Financial Administration’s head resigns from post

František Imrecze says his decision was spontaneous.

František Imrecze