Customs seizes 70 kilograms of marijuana

CZECH custom officers and their colleagues from the criminal department of the Slovak Financial Administration (KÚFS) detained an organised group of drug dealers and seized 69.5 kilograms of marijuana.  

(Source: Courtesy of the Financial Administration)

The value of the marijuana on the illegal market would amount to €486,500, the TASR newswire reported.

The Czech anti-drug unit started monitoring the trade with marijuana in the end of last year.

“They received the information from KÚFS, saying that it concerns the criminal group of Vietnamese,” Criminal Administration spokeswoman Patrícia Macíková said, as quoted by TASR, adding that they secured the production, transport, and distribution of the drug in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany.

During the police operation titled ‘Velvet’ they seized together 9.5 kilograms of marijuana in Slovakia, another 15 kilograms in Germany, and 45 kilograms in the Czech Republic. The operation culminated on July 14 with the raid in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

If the members of the organised group are found guilty, they can spend 15-20 years in prison in Slovakia, and 10-18 years in the Czech Republic, as reported by TASR.

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