STA, 25 May 2021- The Slovenian police have arrested about 60 members of the Montenegro-based international criminal ring Kavački Klan, which also had an arm in Slovenia, the newspaper Večer reported on Tuesday. The group trafficked drugs and weapons.
Police have recently arrested about 60 suspects, who are supposedly members of a well organised international crime group Kavački Klan that is based Montenegro, but is also active in Serbia and other European countries. They are accused of trafficking in drugs and weapons, the daily reports.
The recently exposed Slovenian arm of Kavački Klan was active since 2018, the police and the supreme state prosecutor's office said. The Slovenian police in cooperation with foreign security services have caught the group about a week ago, when the detectives and tactical police units raided 23 houses and arrested numerous suspects in the areas of Ljubljana, Kranj, Maribor and Koper.
Six suspects were taken into custody as they are presumed to have very high positions in the organisation. The police would not reveal whether they seized drugs, weapons or money as the investigation is ongoing.
But according to Večer's unofficial information, the crime group allegedly trafficked several kilogrammes of various drugs from the Netherlands and Spain on a weekly basis. They were then sold in Slovenia, but also exported, mainly to Austria and Germany. The ring also had a subunit for drug trafficking with Italy, while most of the weapons trafficking was allegedly conducted between Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia and the Netherlands.