Slovak Police Reveal Three Staged Marriages with Africans

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Prison and Justice Corps van and police car (TASR archive)

Bratislava, April 23 (TASR) – The police have pressed charges against three Slovaks of human smuggling carried out by means of staged marriages abroad with people from Africa, Police Corps spokesperson Denisa Baloghova said on Tuesday.


The two cases were revealed in Nitra region by a police unit for the fight against illegal migration.

One of the cases concerned a certain Andrea D. and Karol K., who went to Spain to arrange marriages with Nigerian nationals aged 23 and 29. The Nigerians thus acquired the right of permanent stay and free movement in the European Union. The two Slovaks allegedly cashed in €5,000 each.

Another case involved an Andrea K., who went to Austria to marry a 27-years old Egyptian and received €2,000 for the marriage.

The charged persons can receive sentences spanning between two and eight years.