Lipsic Says Right Force Used in Pito Gang Raid

The massive raid against alleged organised crime group Pito’s Gang, which involved over 300 special police officers and a helicopter, got some criticism for being over the top, but interior minister Daniel Lipsic has hit back at a press conference today.

Interior minister Daniel Lipsic (c) The Daily

The operation led to the arrest of 20 suspected members of the gang with a total of 23 accused, in a co-ordinated raid in various locations on Monday, on various charges like defrauding mortgage loans in the USA, car burning and drug activities.

In response to claims that the use of a helicopter in a residential area at 4.30 in the morning was excessive, Lipsic explained that the house of alleged gang leader Juraj O, alias Pito, was like a fortress with 5m walls all round.

Although sympathising with local residents, Lipsic said the police had to hit hard, as Potp’s gang was a highly dangerous mob that toured Bratislava with bullet-proof vests and cars.

The courts have yielded to 15 police demands to keep the accused in custody, including leader Juraj O, with minister Lipsic confident of the weight of evidence against them.


  1. Did we need to use the 500 euro and hour fueled helicopter and the SAS style rope drops at 4.30am one wonders ?

    This was a mobster , not Bin Larden or the Iranian Hostage siege !

  2. At least compared with the previous government and Mr ‘Fesak’ Kalinak, more high profile mobsters are being reined in (rather than serving in the government as it felt like under Meciar, Slota and Fico)

  3. Minister Lipsic confident of the weight of evidence against them…..

    Oh that fills us all with great confidence now that Daniel Dipstick is in control of matters ….say Mello everyone .

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