At the border crossing in Słubice (Lubuskie Province), a canine officer Carlos discovered parcels of heroin hidden in a truck. Labrador with his trained nose contributed to the breakdown of an organized criminal group dealing – as the services inform – in drug smuggling and using legally operating transport companies. Eight people heard allegations in this case.
Podinsp. Iwona Jurkiewicz, spokeswoman for the Central Police Investigation Bureau, announced on Thursday that the actions were initiated by officers from Wrocław. They established that drugs are transported to Poland from Western Europe, and that Poland is not only a destination, but also a transit country. From here – according to the investigators’ findings – the banned substances were to be sent to other countries, including Scandinavia. An investigation into this matter was initiated in the Lower Silesian Branch of the Department for Organized Crime and Corruption of the National Public Prosecutor’s Office in Wrocław.
Labrador Carlos detected the packages
– The first blow to the group was in February 2021, when police seized nearly 150 kilograms of hashish worth eight million zlotys and detained two suspects. The next blow came in April. This time, the CBŚP policemen, supported by officers of the Lower Silesian and Lubuska National Revenue Administration, seized nearly 27 kilograms of heroin, worth over six million zlotys, at the border crossing in Słubice, said the inspector. Jurkiewicz.
– During the operations, a dog officer, Labrador Carlos, was used, who detected packages with drugs in pallets transported to Poland. They were in the tractor cabin, in the drawer and on the top bed – said Anita Wielanek, spokeswoman for the National Revenue Administration. And he adds: – Drugs were smuggled in trucks belonging to two transport companies.
Eight people with charges
In the course of these proceedings, the prosecutor accused eight people of participation in an organized criminal group, including one of its management.
“These people are suspected of smuggling large amounts of drugs, including hashish and heroin, and placing significant amounts of drugs on the market. The alleged offenses are punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment” – the Press Department of the National Prosecutor’s Office reported. Seven people are under temporary arrest. And further arrests in this case – as prosecutors emphasize – are not excluded.
Main photo source: National Tax Administration