A motorcyclist coming from Poland was checked a few days ago by customs officers in Hradec Kralove. They found that he had a driving ban, was driving under the influence of drugs, and was also transporting drugs abused to produce narcotics.
Customs officers stopped the man in the Trutnov region near the Polish border. They did not have to chase him. He responded to the call to stop. He did not have identification documents, but he reported his name and surname.
“We have verified the data through the operations center as an existing person – a forty-three-year-old man from a village in the Pardubice Region,” said Jitka Fajstavrová, spokesperson for the Hradec Králové customs officers. But the customs officers were careful and, of course, scoured the man. In the process, they found his ID card.
“Subsequently, the police of the Czech Republic used a narco test to determine that he was driving under the influence of narcotics and psychotropic substances,” the spokesperson added.
The cargo the man was carrying from Poland was probably related to that. He willingly opened his backpack, which was attached to his motorcycle with a net. Inside were various substances used to make methamphetamine, such as Sudafed, Cirrus, and Claritine Forte. The tablets totaled 475.
The man said he bought the drugs from several pharmacies in Poland. But now he’s in big trouble. He could spend up to five years behind bars if convicted of possessing drugs that can be used to make narcotics, driving despite a ban, and while under the influence of drugs.