May 02, 2024

Polish Man Detained After Smuggling 4.5 Kilograms of Cocaine into Prague

Czech customs officers intercepted a significant drug smuggling operation at Václav Havel Airport last week, seizing 4.5 kilograms of cocaine from a 44-year-old Polish man.

As Novinky.cz reports, the suspect, who arrived on a flight from Medellín, Colombia, via Bogotá and Frankfurt, was detained following a tip-off from the National Drug Control Centre.

During a routine check, customs officials discovered four concealed blocks of an unknown substance within the man’s luggage. Subsequent analysis confirmed the substance to be cocaine.

“The total weight, including packaging, was 4,647 grams,” police stated.

“The drugs have been handed over to the Criminalistics Institute in Prague for further examination. We are currently investigating whether the cocaine was intended for the Czech market.”

The large quantity of narcotics raises concerns about potential distribution within the country.

The origin of the cocaine, Medellín, Colombia, holds historical notoriety for its association with the Pablo Escobar drug cartel, which dominated the cocaine trade in the 1980s.

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Authorities are continuing their investigation to determine the intended destination and potential network involved in this smuggling attempt.

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