Report: foreign mafia groups attempt to infiltrate state administration


Foreign mafia groups in the Czech Republic last year continued in their attempts to infiltrate state and public administration and the judiciary, according to an Interior Ministry report, that will be debated in the parliament in the coming weeks. Apart from corrupting lower-level officials, customs officials and policemen, they were also trying to influence legislation processes on a regional as well as government and parliamentary level, suggests the report. The most active gangs involved in this kind of corruption are from the Russian-speaking countries and Asia. The report also points to a increased criminal activity of Balkan gangs.