Krejcir found guilty of kidnapping & attempted murder

Radovan Krejcir was arrested in November 2013 on charges relating to an apparent drug deal gone wrong.

FILE: Radovan Krejcir (right) appears in court. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

#Krejcir has been convicted of attempted possession of drugs, convicted of kidnapping and convicted of attempted murder.

#Krejcir Judge finds Luphondo guilty of possession of drugs but finds Krejcir only guilty of attempted possession of drugs.

Judge Colin Lamont has found Krejcir was the mastermind of a drug deal to transport 25kg of methamphetamine, also known as 'ice' in Australia.

#Krejcir Very heavy security to get into court today. Armed cops line the courtroom. Czech journalists have flown in for this judgment.

Lamont has also found that Krejcir's Money Point offices in Bedfordview were used as the hub of the drug deal.

He says the inference is irresistible that the Czech was involved in kidnapping the drug transporter's brother and that he was responsible for pouring boiling water over him.

#Krejcir Judge finds that Krejcir associate Desai Luphondo was behind the kidnapping. Rejects Luphondo's version of events.

Several members of the East Rand Organised Crime Unit were charged along with them.

#Krejcir Judge finds that victim was kidnapped for four days and boiling water was poured over him.

Krejcir and Luphondo have claimed that police assaulted them after their arrest.

#Krejcir This has been a very acrimonious trial. Krejcir and co allege cops tortured them with tazers etc after their arrest.

Krejcir responded briefly as he was being led out of the courtroom, "The lies and the hate won over the truth and the love."