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24th October, 2017

Downtown rip-off bar raided



Fifth District police and other law enforcement agents raided a downtown nightclub Thursday night after they were tipped off that staff had grossly overcharged customers on numerous occasions.

Police detained 15 Poles and six Hungarians at the club on Váci utca and questioned them as suspects at the local police station.

Before the raid detectives established that four foreigners had been cheated out of more than Ft 2.5 million during October 15-19.

In one instance, a guest was made to pay more than Ft 1 million instead of the real price of Ft 52,360. In another, staff drugged a guest, who awoke to find that his mobile phone and wallet had been taken.


Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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