Police can confiscate even small amount of drugs
The Czech police can now seize and destroy even a small amount of drugs the possession of which is not a crime but a mere offence, under an amendment that comes into force on Wednesday. Up to now, the police could only seize drugs from people who committed a crime by producing them, peddling them or possessing “a larger than small amount”. The amendment also enables the police to fine offenders on the spot, a measure that is to save administrative proceedings expenses. A directive setting limits for the amount of drugs the possession of which is not considered a crime was introduced in January 2010 and is still in place. Possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana is a mere offense, as is 1,5 grams of heroin, one gram of cocaine, or five LSD tablets.