Earlier this year Haxhi Zenuni's luxury red Mercedes was stolen from the Hotel Kiev in Bratislava. A few hours later, he was offered it back. "Right in front of the police I had to pay 4000 marks. He took the money and, with the police, disappeared," he recalls. Allegations against them spread to shootings and tax evasion. "There needs to be better remuneration for the police there - low salaries lead to corruption," states an Austrian Interpol member.