Polish police have dealt a major blow to drug dealers after raiding three synthetic drugs laboratories and warehouses across the country. The raids took place in the regions of Greater Poland, Swietokrzyskie and Kuyavia-Pomerania, with 5.8 tons of drugs seized, valued at 51 million euros on the market, and 13 people detained in the simultaneous operation. The laboratories were found to be producing psychoactive substances called 3-CMC and 4-CMC synthetic cathinones.
During the operation, police seized the drugs and machinery used in drug production, while drugs such as cannabis, clefendron, mephedrone, amphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA tablets, ready to be distributed, were seized from warehouses at certain addresses. The group of 13 detained individuals were sent to court for arrest by the Poznan Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime Prosecutor’s Office. It is expected that more detentions could occur in connection with the operation.
The Polish authorities’ efforts to curb drug trafficking highlight the ongoing issue of synthetic drugs in Europe, especially with the surge of online sales. As synthetic drugs become more easily accessible, it is essential for law enforcement agencies to continue to monitor and crack down on these illicit activities and hold those involved accountable. The recent breakthroughs in Poland send a strong message that drug-related activities will not be tolerated, and those responsible will face severe consequences.