|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | World (Click here for more)

Italian Named in Murdered Slovak Journalist’s Investigation Is Arrested

PRAGUE – Police in Slovakia said on Thursday they had arrested an Italian businessman on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a young journalist who had named him in an investigation he was conducting into links between the mafia and Slovak authorities.

Antonino Vadala was apprehended in the eastern town of Trebisov after 27-year-old investigative journalist Jan Kuciak was found shot dead at home alongside his girlfriend on Sunday, police said.

Kuciak had claimed in his probe, a part of which was published posthumously on Wednesday, that Valada was connected to the ‘Ndrangheta mafia and was an associate of Maria Troskova, an aide to Prime Minister Robert Fico.

Troskova and a secretary to the state security council, Viliam Jasan, resigned Wednesday as police inquired into Kuciak’s death, though they denied any connection to the murder and claimed they were being used in a political fight against Fico.

Valada was arrested alongside two of his relatives, police said, and officers had carried out raids in three towns in Slovakia as they investigated the case’s links to Italian crime.

In his investigation, Kuciak had reported that the mafia’s main activities in the country were related to tax fraud and embezzling European Union funds, as well as carrying illegal weapons and threatening businessmen.

He had said that he was certain that up to 10 people could be arrested in relation to the mafia’s connection to people close to Fico.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved