Czech crime boss Krejčíř gets 35-year jail term in South Africa

Czech crime boss Radovan Krejčíř has been sentenced to 35 years in prison by a court in Johannesburg. The 47-year-old had been found guilty last year of attempted murder, kidnapping and drug dealing. Reacting to the announcement of his punishment, Mr. Krejčíř described it as shocking and said he would appeal. He fled the Czech Republic in 2005 during a police search of his luxury home near Prague and later became one of the most notorious criminals in South Africa. Since being arrested the Czech has made multiple escape bids. He was found guilty of fraud in the Czech Republic and received a six-year jail term in absentia.

Author: Ian Willoughby