Notorious Slovak racketeering gang sent down by Czech court
A regional court in the Czech Republic pronounced sentence on a group of Czechs and Slovaks accused of racketeering, the local media reported on Nov.27.
“Yesterday, the Regional Court in Zlin imposed a ten-year prison sentence on Miroslav M., 34, from Slovakia, as the head of a racketeering gang,” Slovakian news portal reported. “ Another four defendants, two Slovaks and two Czechs, are to spend three to 8.6 years behind bars.”
The court found that the defendants blackmailed individuals to exact some CZK 12.5 mln. Tactics used by the criminal group included threats and destruction of private property.
Miroslav M., an alleged Slovakian underworld boss, was found to be the leader of the group.