In the Czech Republic, a gang was detained, illegally supplying cheap labor to the country. Its members are mainly residents of Transcarpathia, offering their compatriots work on Czech farms.
Detailed information, referring to official sources, is offered by the Idnes portal. More than fifty customs officers and about a hundred police officers were involved in a large-scale police operation codenamed “Klitschko”. Investigator Ondřej Stary tells about the result:
We detained the main member of the gang, who calls himself the boss, a member of his family and two other people who were transporting workers to the Czech Republic.
The gang members offered Ukrainians work on farms in the Czech Republic. For this, Ukrainian citizens purchased tours to Poland, Slovakia or Hungary, and from there they were forwarded to a potential employer. From the already meager salary, the criminals deducted a certain part of it in their favor, so that pennies remained in the hands of the migrant workers.
As shown by the police investigation, the gang’s criminal proceeds amounted to 41 million kroons. Well-earning criminals exchanged Czech money for dollars and bought real estate. In particular, two detainees have already become owners of houses in the Czech Republic.
According to official figures, about 5,000 foreigners work in the Czech Republic illegally. Most of them are Ukrainians …