Polish police detain 14 in gang probe
PR dla Zagranicy
Fourteen people suspected of burglary, car thefts and firearm and drug trafficking have been detained in central Poland, the Police Central Investigation Bureau (CBŚP) said on Monday as officers investigate a major crime ring.
Eight suspects are still detained while the rest have been released on bail and are not allowed to leave the country.
Police believe the suspects are connected to a gang busted last year.
Last September, more than 330 police in Poland, and well as officers in Germany and France, carried out simultaneous raids in more than 70 locations in Poland and four abroad.
Police detained 43 people who allegedly made 900 kilograms of amphetamine, trafficked automatic firearms across Poland and abroad, sold illegal cigarettes, and stole luxury cars.
Sixty-one people are currently considered suspects in the case, facing a combined 250 charges, as police continue to investigate the gang. Some of those people are in detention while others are serving jail terms for other crimes. (vb/pk)