Information on the Szava organized crime family, 1991-present [HUN22926.E]

Information on the above-mentioned subject could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. However, for information on organized crime in Hungary, please consult the attachments.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of other sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Agence France Presse (AFP). 7 February 1993. "Organised Ethnic Crime Grows in Hungary: Police." (NEXIS)

Kossuth Radio Network [Budapest, in Hungarian]. 4 January 1995. "Kuncze on Police Funding, Staffing, Crime." (FBIS-EEU-95-003 5 Jan. 1995, pp. 11-13)

Nepszabadsag [Budapest, in Hungarian]. 27 November 1995. "Police Official Interviewed on Organized Crime." (FBIS-EEU-95-233 5 Dec. 1995, pp. 18-19)

_____. 11 January 1995. "Underworld Reportedly Seeking Ties to Press." (FBIS-EEU-95-038 27 Feb. 1995, pp. 37-38)

_____. 13 August 1994. "Intelligence Chief Views Tasks, Crime Situation." (FBIS-EEU-94-160 18 Aug. 1994, pp. 7-8)

Nepszava [Budapest, in Hungarian]. 24 November 1994. "Police Officer Views Danger of Drug Mafia." (FBIS-EEU-94-228 28 Nov. 1994, p. 25)

Other Sources Consulted

DIRB country file on Hungary.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily.

On-line search of media sources.

Oral sources.

RFE/RL Research Reports [Munich]. Weekly.

Transition: Events and Issues in the Former Soviet Union and East-Central and Southeastern Europe [Prague]. Bi-Monthly.

Uncaptive Minds [New York]. Quarterly.