Police confirm raid on several Slovak firms

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

Police, illustrative stock photoPolice, 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.

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