A 42-year-old Czech citizen was sentenced to more than three years in
prison for drug trafficking in Germany.
During a routine road check, the police discovered nine kilos of drugs
inside the vehicle with a street value of 35,000 euros.
The man told the police that the drugs were to be sold in the Czech Republic and that his accomplices had acquired them in the Netherlands.
A Turkish court of appeals has upheld a six year sentence for two Czech
nationals, Markéta Všelichová and Miroslav Farkas, who were sentenced to
six years in prison in August of this year for allegedly supporting the
Kurdish militia YPG, which Turkey considers a terrorist group.
The couple denied the charges, maintaining they were humanitarian workers who had aimed to create a field hospital near the Turkish-Iraqi border. Both have appealed the decision with the Supreme Court, where they may have to wait between 3 and 9 months for a verdict.
The outgoing Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek tried to secure their release during talks in Ankara, without success. He said their possible extradition to the Czech Republic was complicated by the fact that the Czech Republic would have to accept the verdict which goes against the Constitution of the Czech Republic.
A group of Czech tourists were arrested in the Kazakh capital of Astana
last week for disorderly conduct, the news site aktualne.cz reported on
The six men changed into black wigs and neon-green thong swimsuits, similar to those worn by the actor Sasha Baron Cohen in the film Borat, attempting to take a picture in front of a panel saying ‘I love Astana.’ They were released after paying a fine of 22,500 tenge (approximately 60 euros).
The Prague High Court has increased a previous six-year sentence for drug
dealer Vítězslav Meišner to 8.5 years behind bars. The ruling is
Police tracked the former poker player since 2015 and wiretapped his calls, finding he sold illicit drugs to numerous clients, among them a former national team footballer, who denied drug use and said the term “kokeš” he used in conversation referred not to cocaine but to a brand-name beer.
Czechs are amongst the main thieves in shops on the German side of the
border according to figures from the Bavarian police, Czech Television
Czechs are the second biggest group of foreign shoplifters after Romanians, according to the police statistics in one border region with the number of thefts up between 2015 and 2016
The most popular items to take are razor blades and other items from pharmacists and clothes. Two-thirds of all cases of thefts from shops were committed by Germans.
A Czech man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison in New Zealand for
attempting to smuggle 20 kilogrammes of methamphetamine to the country, the
local daily, The Stuff, reported on Tuesday.
The 42-year old Czech and his mother were arrested in May 2016 at the airport in Auckland where they arrived on a flight from Thailand. The drugs, with a street value of up to 20 million US dollars, were discovered in secret compartments in their luggage.
Charges against the mother were dropped after the investigation showed she had no knowledge of the drugs.
Cross-border trade in the Czech produced drug pervitin or methamphetamine
remains a problem in Germany. According to a recent report by the German
Federal Criminal Police Office, the uptake of pervitine is spreading mainly
in the southern and eastern part of Germany which border on the Czech
According to the German police, around five to ten tonnes of methamphetamine is produced in the Czech Republic each year. Last year, German police seized 62 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, which was five tonnes less than in the previous year.
Police from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland have cracked down on a
gang that produced vast quantities of the drug pervitin or crystal
Forty one people have been charged altogether, eight in the Czech Republic. The drug was produced in illegal home labs and sold in Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
650 police officers worked on the case for close to a year.
Two Czech nationals, Markéta Všelichová and Miroslav Farkas, have been sentenced to six years, three months, in prison by a Turkish court. The couple was accused of being part of the Kurdish militia YPG, which Turkey considers a terrorist group. The two had said they were humanitarian workers who had aimed to create a field hospital near the Turkish-Iraqi border.