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Drivers transporting meat and groceries may expect increased checks at the borders of the Czech Republic. Strict control is introduced after a scandal of the illegal slaughter of sick cows in Poland. Approximately 300 kg of such meat came to the Czech Republic.

Strict control of lorries with food is going to be carried out on the Czech borders – the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of the Interior of the Czech Republic informed press yesterday.

We met with the director of the State Veterinary Administration (SVS) and representatives of the police. We have agreed that there will be an extraordinary control of food imports from Poland and other countries. Not only Polish trucks will be checked , but all trucks transporting food – said Miroslav Toman, Minister of Agriculture , quoted by the portal novinky.cz.

– We agreed with the Minister of Agriculture that in cooperation with the police we will prepare intensified inspections of trucks on the border. The officers together with the veterinarian will be able to carry out checks directly at border crossings – added Jan Hamacek, Minister of Internal Affairs.

According to the portal zpravy.aktualne.cz, police, customs officials and veterinary inspectors will take part in the inspections.

– Joint intensive inspections of freight transport vehicles on the border will certainly take place this week . The task of the police is to identify places, stop vehicles, check drivers’ documents, etc. – Jan Čížkovský, commissioner of the Czech police confirmed the news in an interview.

The inspections will take place on the main roads of the northern border regions neighbouring with Poland, i.e. in the following regions: Liberec, Hradec Králové, Pardubice and in the Moravian-Silesian Region – says Petr Vorlíček, spokesman of the State Veterinary Administration quoted by zpravy.aktualne.cz.

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