Two Polish nationals found with nine kilos of MDMA worth hundreds of thousands of pounds have been jailed.
Dariusz Wilczynski, aged 33, From Derby, and Baroslaw Pieczyski, aged 37, from Measham, were sentenced to 10-and-a-half years and four-and-a-half years respectively at Birmingham Crown Court, following an investigation by the Organised Crime Partnership – a joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Service unit.
On 9 May this year just before 11.30pm, Wilczynski drove his BMW car to Adison Road, Coleshill, Birmingham. Just a few minutes later, Pieczyski arrived in his Citroen van parking next to Wilczynski’s car.
Both were arrested after officers from the OCP and the NCA Armed Operations Unit observed Pieczyski handing the bag of drugs to Wilczynski who then put it in the boot of his car.
During searches officers found the bag containing nine kilos of MDMA worth £270,000, along with £24,000 in cash in a carrier bag.
During interview, Wilczynski told OCP investigators he had no knowledge of the drugs or how they got to be his possession. He claimed he had put an advert in a local shop offering his services as a delivery driver, and was contacted by email asking for him to collect a package. He said he had deleted all the emails and did not know the person requesting his services.
Matt McMillan, Operations Manager at the OCP, said: “Disrupting the supply of Class A drugs and the violence it fuels on the streets is a priority for the NCA and the Metropolitan Police. We know drug trafficking is a major source of revenue for organised crime groups, many of whom are involved in other criminality, and we will use all the specialist capabilities available to us to combat this threat. I have no doubt the public are safer now these men are behind bars.”
27 September 2019