the Four men are now indicted in the spectacular case about the smuggling of cocaine, which took place in the middle of February off the island of Langeland.
Here, the police to and arrested three men who they considered had just landed 100 kilos of cocaine, which had recently picked up out in the Langelandsbælt out for Discounts.
Shortly after boarded the police, assisted by the Navy and Lodsvæsnet the 178-meter-long cargo ship, the Duncan Island out in the belt. The police believe that it was from this ship that the kilo shortly before had been thrown overboard.
the Whole ship's 24-man crew was arrested. But only four are now indicted in the case. They are all østeurpæere.
The four, refuses guilty, informs Henrik Dupont Jørgensen, counsel for one of the defendants.
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The defendants include the three, who were arrested on the island of Langeland, as well as a member of the crew.
In the indictment describes how the smuggling took place on the morning of 15. February around the clock 10.
Before they had planned the smuggling with the preliminary unknown medgerningsmænd.
But that Saturday in February, be interpreted it in the indictment, how it is in the case the accused member of the crew threw the 100 kilos of cocaine over the table that was distributed on four sacks.
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Then collected the other three out in a small boat and the total of the four bagged up. Afterwards sailed man to the island of Langeland again, where the police stood ready to receive them.
Prior to the case had the Danish police namely received a tip from abroad, about that the smuggling was brewing. A comprehensive operation was therefore set in motion.
In the indictment also mentions a number of effects, you want confiscated. It includes a Rib-boat with boat trailer, drybags, flamingoplader, a spade, blue nylon cord and a variety of mobile phones, one of which was encrypted, as well as walkie talkies.
Since January, the police and customs authorities confiscated more than 150 kilograms of cocaine, which, on the one or other method has been tried smuggled into Denmark.
It shows a count Ekstra Bladet has made.
And the big catch from Duncan Island surpasses alone Toldstyrelsens total amount of seized cocaine in 2019.
in Addition to seizures under the general politiforretninger in the first six months.
In 2019, the customs officers barely 90 kilos of cocaine that was on its way over the borders. In customs checks at the country's borders found Toldstyrelsen cocaine in everything from packages, suitcases to cars and containers.
- We target the smugglers, who are trying to introduce drugs such as cocaine, said kontroldirektør in Toldstyrelsen, Preben Buchholtz, in connection with last year's inventory, which was published in may of this year.
When Toldstyrelsens seize drugs in customs control, transferred the cases to the police, who take a stance for further exploration.
- Traffickers are trying out different creative ways to introduce illegal goods. Therefore, we have officers located throughout the country, makes effective customs control based on random sampling, risk assessments and monitoring, explained Preben Buchholtz