The Slovenia Times


Europol released an updated list of Europe's most wanted suspected or convicted criminals on 17 November. It contains 61 names, including two Slovenian citizens - a suspected crime syndicate member, and a fraudster who has been on the run for over two years all the while continuing to defraud peopl
Slovenia's state-owned motorway company DARS has been exposed for alleged widespread corruption, kickbacks, blackmail, the favouring of selected suppliers and rigged public tenders in a report run by the commercial broadcaster POP TV which implicates members of the country's political establishment
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has pressed preliminary charges against a former director of the Office for Money Laundering Prevention and his closest associates on suspicion of abuse of office in one of the biggest investigations of bank accounts in Slovenia.
Without revealing the nam
Matjaž Kovačič, the chairman of Slovenia's second-largest bank, NKBM, between 2005 and the end of 2011, has been sentenced to one and a half year in prison for abuse of office linked to a forward sale of shares of three power companies. The sentence is not final yet and the defence has announced an
A former clerk at the Specialised State Prosecutor's Office has been sentenced to two years in prison for leaking classified information in a case allegedly linked to a notorious Montenegrin crime syndicate. The ruling is not yet final with both the prosecution and the defence announcing appeals.
Russian national Artem Uss, who was detained in Italy on an international arrest warrant, escaped house arrest in Milan and returned to Russia via Slovenia, according to Italian media reports. The STA is still waiting for a response from the Slovenian authorities.
The 40-year-old businessman wanted
Law enforcement authorities in Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted a series of house searches at dozens of locations on 21 March on suspicion of a money laundering racket involving shell companies that allegedly netted the suspects more than €5 million.
In Slovenia, the National Bureau of
More than a decade after being exposed in a major sting operation that also involved the US Drug Enforcement Administration, most of the defendants in the Balkan Warrior cocaine trafficking case pleaded guilty, including chief defendant Dragan Tošić, according to a report by the news portal
An international drug cartel that has been active mainly in Slovenia and Austria, but also in Italy and further afield, has been dismantled by the Slovenian police in cooperation with the Austrian law enforcement authorities.
In a culmination of an extensive investigation that went on for two years
Koper - In cooperation with the Italian authorities, the Koper police dismantled two internationally-organised criminal gangs involved in smuggling and trafficking large quantities of illegal drugs. They arrested eleven suspects and seized several kilograms of cocaine and cannabis and over EUR 60,0