Officers of the Pomeranian National Revenue Administration detected the smuggling of almost 400 kilograms of hashish and 11,000 packages of psychoactive tablets. The value of the secured goods is over PLN 34 million. The contraband was located in the port of Gdańsk.
Pomeranian officers CASH found drugs and psychotropic substances in a container that arrived on a ship to the port of Gdańsk. They were hidden in cardboard boxes in which, according to the waybills, there were clothes. The recipient was a company from Poland.
– This is the biggest disclosure this year, not only in Pomerania, but also in Poland – emphasized an operational officer of the Pomeranian Customs and Tax Office in Gdynia in an interview with PAP journalists.
There were supposed to be clothes in the boxes. There were 400 kilograms of hashish and 11,000 packets of pills
He noted that smuggling was detected in early March during routine activities at the Baltic Hub container terminal in Gdańsk. – In the course of everyday tasks, officers use modern mobile X-ray scanners to scan selected sectors in the seaport and containerized shipments, analyzing the image and selecting them for inspection – he explained.
In total, almost 400 kg of pressed hash cubes and 11 thousand. packs of psychoactive pills. This was confirmed by the results of samples tested in the laboratory of the Pomeranian Customs and Tax Office in Gdynia. The KAS operating officer estimated that the black market value of the seized goods is over PLN 34 million.
Most detections related to container traffic
Deputy Director of the Tax Administration Chamber in Gdańsk, junior insp. Marcin Gołaszewski reminded that in the previous year, only in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, officers detected a total of over 80 million cigarettes without Polish excise duty and over a ton of narcotics. – These are huge amounts that will not reach dealers – noted Gołaszewski.
The deputy director of the Tax Administration Chamber in Gdańsk emphasized that most of the so-called detected is related to container traffic. – We have the largest container terminal in the Baltic Sea in Gdańsk, which receives nearly two million containers annually. In this “mass” there is also smuggling – said Gołaszewski.
The case of smuggling arrested in early March is being handled by the Pomeranian Customs and Tax Office in Gdynia under the supervision of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Gdańsk.
Main photo source: PAP/Adam Warżawa