Regensburg (dpa/lby) - In a trial about the smuggling of large quantities of amphetamine tablets from illegal drug laboratories abroad, the public prosecutor on Wednesday before the Regensburg Regional Court demanded long prison sentences for the accused. The two Syrians are accused of gang trafficking in large quantities of narcotics. According to the prosecutor, the 36-year-old alleged main perpetrator should be in prison for eight and a half years, for the accomplice he pleaded for a nine-year prison sentence.
The tablets are said to have been manufactured in drug laboratories in Lebanon or Turkey and looked like the drug Captagon, which is no longer legally produced. In fact, the tablets contained the active ingredient amphetamine instead of fenetylline. The task of the accused is said to have been to hide the tablets in other goods in a warehouse rented in Lower Bavaria and to camouflage them, to bring them by truck to Hamburg or Bremerhaven and to ship them from there in the direction of Saudi Arabia.