Police spokesman confirm raids

A spokesman for the police’s organized crime unit on Thursday confirmed what he called an extensive police operation which he said was still underway and the fact that the police had made several arrests. He said the operation, involving hundreds of police officers, was being supervised by the State Attorney’s Office in Olomouc and all the steps undertaken were made within the bounds of the law. In view of the ongoing investigation he refused to provide further details.

According to the internet news site iDnes.cz the police have charged eight people in connection with the investigation. Police have refused to confirm the news saying more information will be released on Friday.