The Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP) foundation in Spain on Wednesday thanked Poland for saving the five tigers which arrived at their animal rescue centre. In October, tigers being smuggled from Italy to Russia were stranded for days at the Polish-Belarusian border.
Smugglers hoped the disguise would take the ancient and rare sword from Ukraine to the Czech Republic.
Thought to have been operating since May 2016, the gang dealt in smuggling narcotics across the border and distributing them onto the streets of Warsaw.
The seven traffickers belonging to a Colombian drugs cartel hid the cocaine in 74 bags which cops seized in a dramatic swoop on Gdynia port. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was quick to praise the police and tax authorities who used the ‘latest technology’ to track down and pre-empt the traffickers and said: “On a European scale, it was a very fruitful operation, as it thwarted the spreading of drugs throughout the whole continent.”
After the outbreak of war the athletic and multilingual Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz helped Polish refugees in Thessaloniki but his talents were soon spotted by Polish and British intelligence. Following the German invasion of Greece, a British submarine transported him back to Greek territory where he would begin his remarkable career.