Thursday, January 29, 2009

Two Polish men detained on drugs charges

Central Criminal Investigation Agency in cooperation with the Warsaw police, detained, Friday, two men and seized seven kilos of marijuana and one kilo of cocaine.

The men, 29 and 30 years of age, are suspected of trafficking huge amounts of drugs from Holland to Poland.

Both the detained men have a record of bringing stolen cars from other European countries into Poland. Police have managed to regain four of such vehicles with a joint value of 350,000 zlotys, or over 100,000 dollars. The men have been on the run from police for the last two years.

The culprits been charged with fencing and preparing large amounts of drugs to be introduced inbo circulation. They face up to 10 years in prison.

According to some law enforcement officials in Eastern Europe, Poland is a major transshipment country. Half of the 30 tons of hashish confiscated in Europe in 2008 was found in Poland and Bulgaria.