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Sosnowiec. They discovered clephedrone production laboratories. Eight people will sit in the dock

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The investigation of CBŚP officers, which has just ended with an indictment, began over a year ago. At that time, they liquidated the first clephedrone laboratory in Sosnowiec, and then another one in the Będzin district. A total of eight people were arrested. Clephedrone is a highly addictive drug, one dose is life and health threatening.

The Silesian department of the National Prosecutor’s Office filed an indictment against eight people in the investigation into the criminal group producing clephedrone to the District Court in Sosnowiec. “The prosecutor accused the defendants of participation in an organized criminal group and the production of significant amounts of drugs in the form of clephedrone” – informed the Press Department of the National Prosecutor’s Office.

Prosecutors said one of the defendants had previously served a long-term prison sentence for drug offences.

Clephedrone production laboratories

The first arrests in this case took place in mid-January last year. The officers of the Central Police Investigation Bureau liquidated a laboratory in Sosnowiec that produced a synthetic drug called 4 CMC – kefedron. “Another laboratory was liquidated on June 29, 2022 in the Będzin district” – said PK.

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“The findings of the investigation show that people from the environment associated with drug crime were involved in the procedure, which is also indicated by the professional way of organizing and equipping the liquidated laboratories” – PK pointed out.

According to the findings of the investigators, until the arrest, the perpetrators produced drugs and had a raw material base for further production of a total of several million effective doses, i.e. capable of intoxicating an adult person once. “The estimated black market value of the seized drugs was PLN 30 million,” PK said.

The drug is highly addictive, one dose can kill

“Clephedrone is used as a stimulant, euphoric and empathogenic. Its psychoactive effect is similar to traditional mephedrone. It is a highly addictive drug, and even its single use can be a threat to health and life” – added PK.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Silesian Branch Office of the Department for Organized Crime and Corruption of the National Prosecutor’s Office in Katowice together with the Central Investigation Bureau of the Police.

Investigators said further arrests could be made in the case.

The offenses alleged in the indictment may be punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Main photo source: CBSP

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