How the Mafias Came to Slovakia

The Balkan mafias were the first major crime syndicates to come to Slovakia, following people from the region who had been invited to work and study there during the communist era. As their businesses spread across their new homeland, so did their influence, which they used to dominate the only organized criminal industries possible under the communist regime: prostitution, gambling, and illegal currency exchanges. When Slovakia gained its independence in 1993, the organized crime syndicates remained and flourished. Soon enough, … Continue reading How the Mafias Came to Slovakia