Interior Ministry: organized crime infiltrated state administration, police and judiciary

Organized crime in the Czech Republic has infiltrated state administration as well as the police and judiciary, according to a report by the country’s interior ministry released on Friday. In its strategy for fighting organized crime, the ministry warns that criminal groups will attempt to push their members to elected positions. The gangs presently gain access to both the private and public spheres through extensive corruption. To fight organized crime more efficiently, the ministry suggests joint investigation teams should be established that will include tax administrators and other specialists. The Interior Ministry also plans to increase the expertise of police officers.

Author: Jan Richter