Meth via EMS: Breaking Bad, Czech Style

Meth via EMS: Breaking Bad, Czech Style

A pair of drug dealers who posed as paramedics to transport their goods were recently apprehended in Příbram, reports iDnes.cz.

The story reads like a scenario from TV’s Breaking Bad.



The duo purchased a used ambulance to transport methamphetamine while avoiding police controls. One of the men would pose as the ambulance driver, and the other a patient.

You might think posing as fake paramedics would draw attention to the pair, but they got away with it for more than a year. Over the past 18 months, they made 19 million crowns employing the unusual method.

Last week, however, their luck ran out as both were arrested during a police raid on a nondescript residential building.

“Several residential and non-residential searches resulted in the discovery of a complete drug lab, chemicals, half a kilogram of methamphetamine, five firearms, three of which were illegally owned including a submachine gun equipped with a scope and silencer, and 500 pieces of ammunition,” said police spokeswoman Monika Schindlová.

If convicted, each of the men faces eight to twelve years in prison.

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Dave Park

David Park was born and raised in Baltimore and has been living in the Czech Republic since 2009 after studying journalism in Prague. No stranger to controversial topics, feel free to comment on his articles and let him know how you *really* feel.

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