Warsaw police officers, under the supervision of the National Prosecutor’s Office, detained 26 people who – according to the findings of the investigation – could market over 700 kilograms of various drugs worth over four million zlotys. By a court decision, 21 detainees were temporarily arrested, and supervision was applied to five suspects.
Commissioner Rafał Retmaniak from the Warsaw Police Headquarters informed that as part of the investigation, the officers of the Warsaw drug-related crime department found that since 2015, 26 people could market over 700 kilograms of drugs: cocaine, amphetamines, mephedrone, ecstasy tablets and cannabis herb .
The detainees are between 30 and 57 years old
The arrests took place a few days ago. During the action, Warsaw policemen were supported by the officers of the Criminal Bureau of the Police Headquarters, Municipal Police Headquarters in Siedlce, CPKP “BOA”, SPKP in Warsaw and Łódź. – The policemen simultaneously entered 41 apartments in Warsaw, Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Sochaczew, Sokołów Podlaski, Grójec and Siedlce – emphasized the commissioner.
He said that during the action the officers detained 26 people aged 30 to 57. – During the search of the detainees’ places of residence, the police seized, among others, a liter of liquid amphetamine, cocaine and marijuana as well as chemical reagents for the production of amphetamines – he enumerated. – In addition, the officers found two units of firearms without the required permit and ammunition. The policemen secured over PLN 150,000 for future penalties – added Retmaniak.
Arrests and supervision
After their arrest, the suspects were brought to the Mazowieckie Branch of the Department for Organized Crime and Corruption of the National Public Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw. – The prosecutor presented the detainees with allegations of drug offenses, including trafficking in a significant amount of drugs and trafficking in weapons, the Press Department of the National Public Prosecutor’s Office reported.
“The findings of the investigation show that the subject of trade were drugs in the amount of at least 300 kg of mephedrone with a black market value of PLN 1.2 million, 100 kg of amphetamine worth PLN 300 thousand, 200 kg of marijuana worth over PLN 2.8 million and 5 kg cocaine “- clarified PK.
Prosecutors also stressed that due to the need to secure the proper course of the proceedings, the fear of fraud and the suspected severe penalty, 21 suspects were asked to apply for a preventive measure of temporary detention for a period of three months. “The court shared the prosecutor’s arguments, admitted the requests and detained all suspects,” PK reported.
– The prosecutor applied preventive measures against five suspects, including in the form of bail and police supervision “- she added.
Suspects may be imprisoned for up to 15 years’ charges.
Investigators do not rule out further detentions in this case.
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