More than 6,300 people are serving sentences in Polish prisons for traffic offences with the vast majority of them being drunk drivers, a Prison Guard spokesperson has told PAP.
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Silesian police, along with their Austrian counterparts, have arrested five Poles in Austria for smuggling drugs and seized more than 50 kilograms of marijuana with a black market value of more than PLN 2 million (EUR 424,000).
Polish and Czech police officers have broken up an international gang smuggling drugs within the EU, the Central Police Investigation Bureau (CBSP) reported on Tuesday.
In a coordinated swoop in cities across Poland, over 500 officers stormed the Cocomo chain of clubs seizing documents, phones and computers. They also confiscated items worth 1.2 million PLN in the form of cash, cars luxury watches and jewellery.
Police officers in Gdansk can now drive around in a BMW once owned by drug dealers thanks to the provisions of a new Covid law, national prosecutors said.
Polish rapper Cypis (pictured right) says he will now be taking legal action against the manufacturer for using his song without permission after the ‘child-friendly’ toy billed as being ‘cute and fun’ was found singing his song ‘Where is the white eel’.
A special task force set up to investigate the gang said they may have smuggled as much as 1.2 tonnes of marijuana worth almost PLN 24 million (EUR 5.3 million) from Spain into Poland as well as Italy, Belgium, Germany and the UK.
The boxes of bananas and the cocaine, which was packed in small green packages, were sent to Carrefour outlets in Warsaw from the firm’s main supply warehouse in Rawa Mazowiecka.
A Dutch court has agreed to hand over to Poland a gang boss laundering money for Colombian drug cartels.