Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sick Polish drug smuggler avoids extradition

A POLISH drug smuggler has won a temporary reprieve in moves to extradite him to Poland to complete a two-year jail sentence.

Extradition proceedings against Grzegorz Kmita, aged 28, of Packham Road, Gravesend, were adjourned until May 14 because Kmita's wife is expecting a baby.

Speaking at Westminster Magistrates' Court last Wednesday, Judge Daphne Wickham said Kmita's forthcoming medical test results for a bowel problem were another reason to delay proceedings.

Kmita was granted bail on the condition he continues living at his address and reports to police twice a week.

Note: According to medical specialists, packing plastic bags of heroin up one's rectum has been known to cause bowel problems.