Police bust drugs ring

Police in Kyov, south Moravia, have uncovered an illegal drugs lab and arrested a five member gang. The suspects allegedly produced crystal methamphetamine which they sold in casinos or to addicts in the region. According to a police spokesman the 28-year-old organizer made an estimated 100,000 crowns a week from the business but was actually deep in debt since he is a compulsive gambler. If convicted he could face up to ten years in jail. His accomplices, some of whom are addicts, face a maximum penalty of five years.