Bavarian interior ministers says police checks not directed against Czechs alone

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann has rejected the notion that intensified police checks in the Czech-German border region were directed against Czech nationals. Minister Herman, who recently unveiled a new strategy in fighting cross-border crime said the effort to curb theft and drug-trafficking across the Czech-German border was legitimate and would benefit both countries. He noted that the Bavarian police stop and search more German vehicles than Czech ones and certainly do not pick on Czech drivers alone. Bavaria has expressed serious concern regarding the smuggling of the Czech home-made drug crystal methamphetamine across the border.