According to TVP.info this is the largest drug bust in the last 30 years on Polish soil.
“The state should always be one step ahead of criminals. Criminals are to be afraid of a strong, efficient state “- Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during a press conference today where he talked about the action.
KAS officers took over huge amounts of illegal goods at the Gdynia container base. At the same time, police officers from the Central Bureau of Investigation closed the cocaine factory and the drug warehouse in the Wielkopolskie.
Arrested smugglers are citizens of Colombia, Iran and Germany. The investigation is being conducted by the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Gdańsk.
“We thwarted the biggest smuggling of at least the last 30 years; it is smuggling about 2 tonnes of cocaine from Colombia worth about PLN 2 billion” – said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
“We saved from tears, tragedies, broken lives and the deaths not only many Poles, but also many Europeans, because smuggling concerned about PLN 2 billion(EUR 514.3 mln) ) in value, and in tonnes it was about 2 tons of cocaine, drugs that were in a special way through special smuggling mechanisms, smuggled out of Colombia. This was thwarted by very effective actions of the National Revenue Administration and the Central Police Investigation Bureau – added Morawiecki.