Prague, Oct 26 (CTK) – Robert Slachta, former head of the police Squad for Uncovering Organised Crime (UOOZ), will be the deputy director general of the Customs Authority for search as from November, spokeswoman Martina Kankova told CTK yesterday.
Slachta started to work with the Customs Authority in the capacity as a senior officer in the Padrdubice Region customs authority on August 22.
Slachta was offered a job with the Customs Authority at which he can apply his previous professional experience now that its powers in investigation into crimes have been broadened, Deputy Finance Minister Alena Schillerova said previously.
Slachta succeeded in a competition for the post. He was the sole applicant.
Slachta left the police because he disagreed with the shakeup of the corps within which the UOOZ was merged with the corruption police into the Organised Crime National Centre.
The reform caused a rift in the government coalition.
Since August, the Customs Authority has been headed by Milan Poulicek, who says his priority is to build a new team and prepare the body for new powers in keeping gambling and VAT under control.