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Poles detained in UK for smuggling arms and drugs

Poles detained in UK for smuggling arms and drugs

Dover Eastern Docks’ Border Force officers found 20 handguns, 1,000 rounds of ammunition and a variety of class A and B drugs in a lorry driven by Polish nationals 31-year-old Łukasz Kur and 32-year-old Rafał Anyszek.

The two Poles concealed their illicit cargo under the stated photocopier paper with a delivery address in Cardiff, a place where the load was never expected to arrive.

The cocktail of drugs worth GBP7.5 mln (EUR 8.392 mln) consisted of approximately 300 kg (660 lbs) methamphetamine, 50 kg (110 lbs) of ketamine , 50 kg (110 lbs) of cocaine, and 10 kg (22 lbs) of heroin.

Kathryn Philpott, Senior Investigating Officer for the British National Crime Agency (NCA), said: “This is a substantial seizure of firearms and ammunition which would pose a significant risk to life once in the hands of criminals in the UK.”