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Krejcir monitored closely after foiled prison break

It would seem the TV series Prison Break and the movie James Bond has nothing on Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir's life.

The Department of Correctional Services has apparently foiled an attempted escape by Krejcir with a dramatic raid on his prison cell, uncovering several items including a 9 millimeter pistol.

The Sunday Independent reported that Krejcir planned to escape from the Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria.

Cape Talk/702's Ray White (standing in for Stephen Grootes) spoke to a well-known security and forensics consultant, Paul O'Sullivan, who said he was concerned about the ability for someone as dangerous as Krejcir to access a weapon - traced back to a member of the South African National Defense Force (SANDF).

I take necessary steps to secure my safety, despite his [Krejcir] attempting to kill me 6 times.

Paul O'Sullivan, security and forensics consultant

Correctional Services spokesperson Manelisi Wolela wouldn't divulge details of how the firearm was smuggled into Krejcir's prison cell given that there is an investigation underway. He said that there are 2 or 3 officials being investigated for this matter.

702's Stephen Grootes (standing in for John Robbie) spoke to EWN's Govan Whittles about this report, saying that a knife, ammunition, 2 cellphones, a memory stick and a correctional officer's uniform were uncovered in the raid, which followed a tip-off.

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