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    Man Caught Red-Handed Picking Up PLN 200,000 Marijuana Parcel

    A significant drug smuggling case has commenced in Olsztyn, involving a man accused of importing 12 kilograms of marijuana from Spain to Poland, with an estimated street value of nearly PLN 200,000. The defendant, Jacek W., stands accused of orchestrating the shipment via a courier service.

    The indictment was filed by the Pomeranian Branch of the Department for Organized Crime and Corruption of the National Prosecutor’s Office in Gdańsk. According to the prosecution, Jacek W. collaborated with another individual to acquire the substantial quantity of narcotics within the EU.

    Investigations reveal that on June 24, 2022, Jacek W. traveled to a Spanish city and returned to Olsztyn three days later. During this period, German customs officials, while inspecting courier containers, discovered marijuana in a package sent from Spain to Olsztyn. The German authorities promptly alerted their Polish counterparts.

    Experts from the Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police examined the package’s contents, confirming it contained close to 12 kilograms of marijuana. Subsequently, on July 4, Olsztyn police detained Jacek W. as he attempted to collect the shipment, which had already been secured by investigators.

    During Thursday’s proceedings at the Olsztyn District Court, Jacek W. pleaded not guilty, claiming a friend had asked him to collect the package, purportedly containing money, not drugs. The court also heard testimonies from two witnesses. The trial is set to continue on Friday.

    Notably, the defendant has a history of multiple convictions and was brought to court from detention.

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