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Dutch heroin smugglers busted in Poland

Warsaw Business Journal

8th October 2007

Dutch drug smugglers caught at Ukraine-Poland border



Custom officers at the Polish-Ukraine border crossing in Medyka seized 60 kg of heroine, worth z�.12 million being smuggled from Ukraine into Poland.

It was one of the largest halted attempts to smuggle heroine through the Medyka border crossing. On Saturday the customs officers stopped a Peugeot car driven by two citizens of the Netherlands for an inspection. The drugs were hidden in a specially prepared compartment under the bottom of the car's boot. The Dutch citizens now face up to 15 years in prison.
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15 years, that's all they can get??

Re: Dutch heroin smugglers busted in Poland

Europe seems like an ideal place for criminals. No death penalty, laughable sentencing guidelines, no integrated criminal databases...

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... 8 years if they behave well

Re: Dutch heroin smugglers busted in Poland

"Europe seems like an ideal place for criminals. No death penalty, laughable sentencing guidelines, no integrated criminal databases... "

of course I forgot there is no crime in the states..... !

Re: Dutch heroin smugglers busted in Poland

"no integrated criminal databases"

Hopefully that's coming soon. One problem is the different legal frameworks of the countries involved and the appalling red-tape at interpol.

There was a tragic strory about a man from Poland who got a job in the UK for which he needed a 'certyfikat niekaralnosci' (basically the Polish version of a Police check). He raped a woman in his workplace, and after being arrested it turned out that he'd been to jail for rape in Poland and had bribed the local police for a clean certificate.

There are also quite a few dodgy foreigners in Poland who are taking advantage of slack record-keeping in other countries.

Re: Dutch heroin smugglers busted in Poland

The Americans send the Polish Finance Ministry a monthly list of people in Poland they suspect of in engaging in money laudering - although carefully filed, it is of course never acted on. I've absolutely no idea why ...