Father and son distributed drugs together in Miskolc. This week, however, the Hungarian police arrested them and one of their contacts. During the operation, the police seized more than a hundred kilograms of psychoactive substances worth almost half a million forints (EUR 1,400), which is a domestic record.
The Miskolc emergency police arrested the father and his son. Károly Erik R., 21 and Károly R., 52, became significantly richer within a short period. Informants attributed the sudden wealth to illegal activities. An investigation was then launched against the two men.
The two men have set up a drug distribution network in Borsod county.
During the work process, the son ran the business, while his father handled purchasing, shipping, and selling. The older man was captured on 15 February 2022 in Budapest, writes 24.hu. Police slapped him when he took the suspect drug.
Police stopped him at a rest area on the M3 motorway. During the on-site search, police found a kilogram of white, crystalline material in the man’s clothing and in a bag. The man claimed that it was only bath salt for which he paid half a million forints.
The chemist found that the powder was a new psychoactive substance.
At the same time as the father was captured, police also conducted a house search during which they found the son.
Police found and seized scales, a mobile phone, HUF 730.000 (EUR 2045) and several high-value jewels contaminated with drug-suspected material in the apartment.
The next day, the distributor, 32-year-old Zoltán Ö. was also caught by the police in Budapest. Police officers found large amounts of cash in the suspects’ car, cell phones, and the key to a vehicle they used for transporting the previously identified crystal.
During the apartment search, more than 100 kilograms of white crystalline material was found.
There were also tools used for distribution in addition to the drug. The market value of the new psychoactive substance is worth about HUF 463 million (EUR 1.3 million), making it the largest drug catch in Hungary, writes police.hu. Police are also looking for other distributors in the network.
Source: police.hu, 24.hu