Officers from the organised crime unit this week apprehended two foreign nationals in Prague and accused them of blackmailing, the spokesman for the unit, Pavel Hanták, said on Friday. According to the officers, the men were part of a gang operating in Prague and Karlovy Vary since 2013. The 53-year old Russian has lived in the country since 2012 and according to the officers he was a so-called ‘vor v zakone’, which means that he officially was in charge of the criminal group. The other man is 32-year old Armenian with long-term residency in the Czech Republic. Both men were taken into custody. If convicted, they face up to eight years in prison.
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