Polish police swoop down on illegal explosives dealers
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish police say they have busted an international gang trading in illegal explosive devices.
A total of 35 suspects have faced charges and 80 tonnes of "pyrotechnic materials" and other explosives have been seized as a result of the operation, which was coordinated by Poland’s Central Bureau of Police Investigation (CBŚP), public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported on Friday.
More than 300 officers took part in the operation, during which Polish police also confiscated firearms and ammunition while working in tandem with the national revenue administration and law enforcers in Germany, the Netherlands and France, Iwona Jurkiewicz, a spokeswoman for the CBŚP, told the news agency.
Europe's police agency Europol and the European Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust), an EU agency that oversees judicial cooperation in crime investigations, supported Polish police as they worked on the case, IAR reported.