The investigation by the Riot Police National Bureau of Investigation revealed that the group of ten bought up shipping companies with the help of allies. In the name of the acquired companies, the criminals advertised international shipping on the internet.
The items up for shipment were picked up by drivers with forged documents who are associated with the crime gang. However, the items never made it to their original destination; they were stolen.
The members of the mafia were not very picky; they got their hands on everything they possibly could. They stole TVs, dishwashers, tumble dryers, car tyres, plastic granules, washing powder, coffee, sweets, cosmetics, even toys.
To avoid getting busted, the criminals left behind the trucks they used and destroyed the forged papers after every few derailed shipment.
Between 2012 and 2015, the gang used five Hungarian and five Slovakian economic formations to assist with
the appropriation of close to 50 shipments, causing over 1 billion forints (3 058 953 EUR) of damages.
The Riot Police National Bureau of Investigation has completed the investigation. They sent the documents of the case to the Gödöllő District Prosecution, with an indictment proposal concerning most of the suspects.
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Photo: MTI (illustration)