It was revealed that a staggering R246 million ($18 million USD) had been made available to ensure the smooth escape of Krejčíř from prison. Three prison warders were paid R1.5 million to help expedite the prison break. Impeccable sources close to the investigation revealed that the three warders have already been identified and their arrest is imminent. Krejčíř has been moved to an underground isolation cell after it has been established that a helicopter was going to be used in the daring raid to free him. Some of the R246 million was used to pay for this helicopter to spirit Krejčíř away once he had escaped. A part of the money was also to be used to pay all the people, including the police, who were involved in the plan to spring him out of jail and some would have been used to pay for the landing rights for a chartered plane to fly him out of the country.
Judge of Tribunal in Johannesburg Colin Lamont, condemned him on 23 February, 2016 to 35 years in jail.
Krejcir is suitable for bail, say lawyers
Roets also argued that Palm Ridge magistrate Reginald Dama, who denied Krejcir bail, should have allowed his team to cross-examine a South African Revenue Service investigator who had submitted an affidavit.
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Krejcir co-accused assaulted in custody, says lawyer
In June, they allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a man whose brother, known only as "Doctor", disappeared with a 25kg shipment of tik he had been recruited to help smuggle through OR Tambo International Airport. They are accused of keeping the man at Krejcir's Money Point business in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, for four days, and assaulting him.