Special Czech police squads for countering organized crime together with the special internvention squad have pounced on three men believed to be at the center of an arms-dealing ring that operated around Prague and the north of the country. The ring leader of the gang is thought to be a former police officer with a criminal record.
Czech Police have given details of how current and former police officers are believed to have headed a terror and extortion racket in the country’s second city, Brno, that continued operating for 12 years. Three former police officers, one serving officer and two civilians, have been held in custody since members of the suspected gang were detained on Tuesday following an undercover investigation by the special ÚOOZ police squad, the Police Inspectorate, and Public Prosecutor’s Office in Olomouc.
A ring composed of ex-sportsmen, body builders and fitness trainers, which produced anabolic steroids and other hormone-based drugs for the sports, sex and medical markets, has been busted by a special Czech Police squad. It said hundreds of tousands of pills were found at a secretive factory in the east of the country.