End of criminals on Wenceslas square

Very famous Wenceslas square was suffering because of prostitution, pickpocketing and drug dealing.
Prague magistrate decided to make decisive step and cleans up whole square. Prague mayor Pavel Bem summoned dozens of policemen, uniformed and under covered for few weeks to square.

Jiri Sellner, Prague 1 Police chief: “Over one thousand were engaged in the oldest profession. Of the people we checked, 1,600 were foreign citizens, of whom 350 ended up in police custody. Sixty of them were people already wanted. We also recorded 2,183 criminal offences and gave out over 1,500 fines totalling 628,000 crowns (25,500 US dollars).”

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