NAKA seizes marijuana plot and arrests eight people

In a wide-sweeping operation, police found a fertile plot with 68 marijuana plants.

Marijuana plantation in southern Slovakia, illustrative stock photoMarijuana plantation in southern Slovakia, illustrative stock photo (Source: TASR)

The National Anti-drug Unit of the National Crime Agency (NAKA) detained eight people and seized a marijuana plot during an anti-drug raid in the southern districts of Dunajská Streda and Galanta (both in Trnava Region) last week, Police Corps Presidium spokesman Michal Slivka informed on September 26.

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The police searched 26 houses, garages, cars and gardens and found a plot of land on which 68 marijuana plants were growing, the TASR newswire wrote. They also seized more than three kilograms of processed marijuana that would have cost between €33,000-49,000 on the black market. In addition, more than 100 grams of methamphetamine worth around €5,500 were confiscated.

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An investigator pressed charges concerning drug-related crimes against seven of the eight arrested people. The accused men were remanded in custody and if found guilty could face between 10-15 years in jail.

During the raid the police focused on an organised group that has committed drugs-related crimes in Hungary as well, TASR added.

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