The police in Bialystok, together with officers of the Lodz Customs and Tax Office, seized 112 kilos of marijuana worth over PLN 3 million (almost 700 thousand Euro), which were smuggled into Poland from Spain in a mandarin shipment. The driver was arrested.
Officers fighting drug-related crime received information that drugs may be smuggled overland. The contraband was to be transported by lorry driving on the S8 national road. This information was immediately checked.
In a parking lot near Zduńska Wola, the officers inspected the truck thoroughly. The KAS service dog, trained in the detection of psychoactive substances, also participated in the search.
The operation ended successfully, as 32 black plastic bags were found in the semi-trailer truck. After the mandatory tests were carried out, the contents turned out to be 112 kilos of marijuana.
The 52-year-old lorry driver has been charged with involvement in intra-Community acquisition of a significant amount of narcotic drugs by the District Prosecutor's Office in Zduńska Wola. By a decision of the District Court in Zduńska Wola, he was temporarily arrested for a period of three months.