Anti-corruption unit of military police to be scrapped

The anti-corruption unit of the Czech military police is being scrapped within extensive cost-cutting measures in the armed forces. The unit is to end its work on October 1st with many of its top experts leaving the armed forces. Its duties will be transferred to another department. The decision has been criticized by the former defense minister Vlasta Parkanová and there is speculation that the unit is being scrapped because it was too uncompromising in its work. The daily Mladá fronta Dnes notes that not long ago the unit uncovered extensive fraud involving 50 top military officers.