Police uncover large amount of metal believed stolen from Czech rail system

Czech police uncovered nearly 3,800kg of metal that they believe was stolen from the country’s rail system in a nationwide operation aimed at combatting such theft, spokesperson Martin Hrinko said on Tuesday. Twelve people were arrested. The metal found by the police was taken from tracks, stabled carriages and even the interiors of trains, officer Hrinko said, adding that scrap merchants in many cases deliberately had premises adjacent to railway depots.

Author: Ian Willoughby