Czech Anti-mafia Police Raid Government Offices

World | June 13, 2013, Thursday // 16:00|  views

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas was elected to the post in 2010, but does not have a stable majority in the Parliament. Photo by BGNES

Czech Republic's police for the fight against organized crime has arrested a number of senior members of the ruling center-right Civic Democratic Party.

The news was reported Thursday by the Bulgarian BGNES agency, citing Russia's ITAR-TASS.

According to the report, they include the former Chairman of the Civic Democratic Party, Petr Tluhor, former Agriculture Minister, Ivan Fuks, and former MP, Mark Schneider.

They are all said to be close to Prime Minister Petr Necas.

There is no official confirmation yet on the arrests, but local media informs that raids on several government offices have been confirmed by police and ministry officials.

Czech Television and the internet site of the largest Czech mainstream daily Mlada Fronta Dnes reported that Necas's Chief of Staff Jana Nagyova was among the detainees.

Necas has also been visited by the police, Interior Minister Jan Kubice told the MPs, but did not disclose details about the visit.

Political experts say the arrests will deal a heavy blow to Necas, who was elected PM in 2010, but does not have a stable majority in the Parliament.

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