PEZINOK / He admitted that he had been selling methamphetamine for years and pleaded guilty. A dark past caught up with the well-known Slovak rapper. Pavol Mlynárik alias Palermo declared before the Specialized Criminal Court that he is guilty in the drug case. He also sat on the dock with other men from the drug underworld who were detained in Seredi and the surrounding area during the Venal 6 event. The investigator also accused the rapper Palermo. But he did not end up in handcuffs, because he was in Malta. After more than a year, twelve defendants appeared in court. In addition to the drug business, almost all of them are accused of being members of the Dunčov group from Sered. Six men, including the rapper, confessed to the crimes before the senate and declared that they were guilty. Palermo did not testify before the court, so only his earlier statements were read, where he described how the drug business worked. It started back in 2007. At that time, it was about smaller deals with methamphetamine. He procured the drugs from Marek Grosman, a well-known man from Sered. Grosman trained the children in boxing. Palermo’s larger drug business began in 2011. That’s when he got together with the Dunčov group. He was supposed to buy methamphetamine from them. It was supposed to go from 100 to 300 grams per month. Everything depended on the demand of the dealers. Palermo was supposed to move the drugs on for sale. He also told the investigators that he stopped using drugs a few years ago because he wanted to make a living only from music. Palermo as well as others face exceptional penalties. They can spend from 15 to 25 years, or life, in the base. By pleading guilty and cooperating, they can end up with significantly lower sentences. “Based on the study of the investigation file, the testimony of witnesses as well as the co-accused, we have come to the opinion that this will be the best possible solution in relation to my client,” informs defense attorney Ivana Kochanská. The judge adjourned the hearing to August 9. The statements of the defendants will continue.
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