In the investigation conducted under the supervision of the Małopolska Branch of the Department for Organized Crime and Corruption of the National Prosecutor’s Office in Krakow by officers of the Carpathian Border Guard Department together with officers of the Management Board in Katowice Central Investigation Bureau of the Police, the first convictions were handed down.
The criminal group specialized in the smuggling of liquid amphetamine, the production of the finished drug and its distribution. The precursors for the creation of drugs were purchased in the Netherlands, from where they were sent to Poland. Subsequently, the banned substances were transported by sea from Szczecin to Ystad. On the spot, a chemist belonging to a criminal group transformed the liquid substance into a drug ready for illegal distribution. The recipients of the drug in Sweden were, among others members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang.
Money to finance drug activities came from credit crimes. The group created a special network of couriers who smuggled liquid amphetamines by bus or ferry under the guise of transporting regional alcohol or beer. The criminals tried to act in a hermetic way – people for whom loans were taken, the so-called poles ”, usually later became couriers. Some participants of the illegal practice acted simultaneously in several criminal, drug-related groups.
The case was brought to a court conclusion thanks to cooperation with Europol, Eurojust, the Swedish Customs Service and the Prosecutor’s Office.