Banknotes with which the detained foreigner wanted to bribe the police. Photo: Police of the Czech Republic
A 43-year-old foreigner, who was arrested on Tuesday after drugs and over a million crowns in various currencies were found in his possession, offered a bribe of 600,000 crowns to Prague police officers. In addition, they discovered that the man is on the registry of undesirable persons in the Czech Republic. He is now in custody and faces up to ten years in prison if convicted, having been convicted of the same offenses in the past three years. Spokeswoman Violeta Siřišťová informed about it.
Police officers from the local Žižkov department decided to stop and check a vehicle in which two people were traveling in Táboritská Street in Prague 3 shortly before nine o’clock on Tuesday. The police carried out a roadside check on the driver, when everything was fine, but on the passenger, the police found out through lustration that he was a person who is listed as undesirable in the territory of the Czech Republic.
“During the search, they subsequently found almost 300 grams of meth, 11 grams of ecstasy, the substance LSD, several dozen empty bags intended for drug distribution, two scales and more than one million in cash in various currencies. The police therefore restricted the foreigners’ personal freedom on the spot and took them to the police station,” said Siřišťová.
After the police arrived at the local department, the detainee tried to bribe them. He offered the police a bribe of 600,000 crowns when he pointed to his bag, where he kept the cash. The police warned the foreigner that this was a criminal offense of bribery, but the man still offered them a bribe in return for his release.
“The police resolutely refused, documented the entire illegal act and handed the foreigners over to criminal investigators,” described the spokeswoman.
Criminal investigators accused the forty-three-year-old foreigner of committing the crimes of bribery and illegal production and other handling of narcotic and psychotropic substances and poisons, for which he faces up to ten years in prison if found guilty, as he has already been punished by court for the same criminal activity in the last three years. The man is currently being prosecuted in custody.