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The police detained a 28-year-old woman and her 41-year-old friend, who are suspected of participating in “cop” scams that took place in Biała Podlaska (Lubelskie Voivodeship). The perpetrators tried to extort almost PLN 300,000 from seniors. The couple was detained immediately after one of the seniors handed over the cash. The court ordered the suspects to be arrested.

Commissioner Barbara Salczyńska-Pyrchla, the press officer of the Municipal Police Headquarters in Biała Podlaska, informed that last Friday, the duty officer of the Biała Podlaska police station received a report about attempted fraud “on the granddaughter” and “on the policeman”, which took place in the city.

– The perpetrators, claiming to be a police officer, prosecutor or a family member, tried to convince seniors to give them almost PLN 300,000. In one case, cash was transferred. The couple, believing that they were helping their daughter who caused the accident, gave the perpetrators PLN 30,000 and jewelry at home, the policewoman said.

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The couple also took the senior’s jewelry KMP Biala Podlaska

The police detained the suspects. They had cash, jewelry and heroin in the car

The actions of the policemen from the Voivodship Headquarters in Lublin and the officers from Biała led to the arrest of a BMW passenger car driven by persons suspected of fraud. A 41-year-old man was behind the wheel of the car. It turned out that the man is wanted, as is the 28-year-old traveling with him. In addition, the police determined that the man had an active driving ban and got behind the wheel under the influence of intoxicants.

– During the operation, the police revealed in the car all the collected cash as well as jewelry, as well as a portioned powdered substance. After conducting an initial examination, the officers confirmed that it was heroin, said Commissioner Barbara Salczyńska-Pyrchla.

Read also: She threw the money out the window. She thought she was helping her son

The police confiscated the heroin KMP Biala Podlaska

Perpetrators in custody, they face imprisonment

The couple was arrested. The District Court in Biała Podlaska, at the request of the police and the prosecutor’s office, placed them under temporary detention.

– According to the findings of the police, the perpetrators acted in the territory of the country. We also secured clothing that could have been used in other events, said the press officer of the MKP in Biała Podlaska.

The case, according to the police, is developing. Fraud is punishable by up to eight years in prison.

A 28-year-old and her 41-year-old friend, suspected of participating in “cop” scams, were arrested KMP Biala Podlaska

Main photo source: KMP Biala Podlaska

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