In recent years the number and seriousness of crimes committed seem to have increased, but the Hungarian police are often able to intervene or catch the perpetrators during the illegal act. And while sometimes criminals can escape the law for a short time, the Hungarian police will always catch them.
There is a Hungarian saying that perfectly fits one of the most recent police cases. It goes like this: “a hazug embert hamarabb utolérik, mint a sánta kutyát”. It roughly translates to “a liar is found out sooner than it would take to catch a lame dog”, meaning that lying is not rewarding as the truth is always found out.
And why does that fit the story? Well, Hvg reported that on the 2nd of June,
the Budapest Police Headquarters sent some police officers to an address that was suspected to be the home of a 56-year-old criminal, László H., who had three arrest warrants issued against him.
When the officers arrived at the location in Újpest, in district IV of Budapest, the wanted criminal was not there, supposedly
only the wife lived there and when the policemen asked her where her husband is, she told the police officers that his husband had moved to Germany over a year ago.
As Police.hu reported, the 56-year-old László H. was wanted for people smuggling and several other crimes and has racked up three arrest warrants over his illegal career. The officers did not let that case rest so easily and have
searched the apartment. In the end they have managed to find an unusual hiding spot in one of the rooms and in there the wanted criminal.
The police officers immediately detained the 56-year-old László H. and have transported him to a penitentiary. In the following video made by the policemen, you can see that the unusual hiding spot was located in the bathroom under the sink. By the looks of it, it might have been used several times and was probably installed in this way on purpose.