A Warsaw court has sentenced Jan S., known as the "King of Designer Drugs", to 12 years in prison and pay a PLN 225,000 (EUR 49,000) in fines.
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A French air force fighter has intercepted a tourist machine piloted by a Polish drug courier, who threw his illegal cargo out of the plane's cockpit window before landing on a local airfield, the French AFP news agency has reported.
Police have smashed a major drug ring that smuggled marijuana from Spain to Poland through the Netherlands and Germany.
Police seized 4.8 tonnes of synthetic drugs worth around PLN 193 million (EUR 42.3 mln) in raids on production laboratories in the west, south-east and north Poland.
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