BIS 2005 report

24-10-2006

Organised crime groups, influential businessmen, and suspected terrorists are all threatening the country's security, according to a counter-intelligence service (BIS) report. The annual report for 2005 says there is evidence that organised crime groups are trying to influence courts, several entrepreneurs have bribed state employees to gain confidential information, and there is reason to believe that terrorists had planned an attack on the Czech Republic.

Last year, for example, three Egyptian nationals failed to enter the cockpit on a Czech Airlines flight from Oslo to Prague. The BIS did not view it as a failed hijacking but a move to test flight security for a future terrorist attack. The three men have been deported back to Egypt.