Police anti-corruption unit uncovers fuel fraud scheme

A new Czech police unit called "Kobra", designed to investigate financial and tax criminality, has announced the uncovering of a fuel tax deception scheme. According to David Chovanec, a representative of the Czech police's customs directorate, who announced the operation on Friday, CZK 650 million of damages were prevented and 700,000 liters of petrol seized. Although specific details of the case have not been made public, police allege that the chief suspect began importing large quantities of fuel from Germany with a view to committing VAT fraud.