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Kościan. Counterfeit drug store decommissioned

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The warehouse, which contained tens of thousands of counterfeit medicinal products, mainly psychotropic, anabolics and potency drugs, was liquidated by the officers of the Central Police Investigation Bureau together with policemen from Wielkopolska. The total value of the secured funds is approximately PLN 10 million. Two people were arrested.

The case started a year ago. In February last year, officers of the Central Investigation Bureau of the Police in Poznań and Bydgoszcz broke up a criminal group that traded in counterfeit medicines. 34 people were detained at that time and medicinal products and components for their manufacture were secured. The value of these funds was estimated at at least PLN 40 million.

They discovered a new place

Poznan policemen CBSP, under the supervision of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Poznań, continued to work on the case – they verified the collected evidence and established new facts. – As a result of this work and in cooperation with the officers of the Department for Combating Economic Crime of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Poznań, another place for storing counterfeit medicinal products was established – informs subinsp. Iwona Jurkiewicz, spokeswoman for the Central Police Investigation Bureau.

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At the end of December 2022, in the Kościan district, police officers found and secured tens of thousands of counterfeit medicinal products, mainly psychotropic, anabolics and potency, with a total value of approximately PLN 10 million. They also seized two machines used for the illegal production of pharmaceuticals. – As part of these activities in the case, the officers detained two people – says Jurkiewicz.

One of the detainees in custody

The detainees were charged with participation in an organized criminal group and causing danger to the life and health of many people through the production, storage, marketing and paid access to counterfeit medicinal products. – One of the suspects was arrested for three months. In turn, the second prosecutor applied police supervision combined with a ban on leaving the country, as well as a property surety in the amount of PLN 15,000, said prosecutor Łukasz Wawrzyniak, spokesman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Poznań.

The case is still under development and police do not rule out further arrests.

Main photo source: CBSP

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