“Investigators of the MIA Division for the Seryshevsky District completed the investigation of a criminal case brought against a 44-year-old resident of the Amur Region. The man is accused of committing a crime stipulated by Part 3 of Art. 30 ‑ Part 5 of Art. 228.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
In the forest belt of one of the districts of the Amur Region during operational activities, officers of the Regional Drug Control Administration of the MIA Regional Administration and the MIA Division for the Seryshevsky District found a cache containing sacks with marijuana and a mini-factory with various equipment for the manufacture of narcotic drugs.
On the spot where the cache had been found, the police detained two men who were engaged in the manufacture of narcotic drugs. They were two residents of Belogorsk, born in 1973 and 1967.
A criminal investigation into this fact was opened,” said the MIA official representative Irina Volk.
During the preliminary investigation it was established that from September to October 2016 in the vicinity of the villages of Seryshevsky District the men collected wild hemp and made hash oil from it. The drug was intended for subsequent sale. However, it turned impossible to bring the conceived to the end. The police seized the sacks of marijuana, weighing more than 120 kilograms, and also the hemp oil, weighing about 4 kilograms, a heating furnace, barrels and other devices for manufacturing prohibited substances.
At the moment, the investigation of the criminal case against the 44-year-old resident of the Amur region is completed, the materials with an indictment have been sent to court for consideration on the merits. His co-defendant has already been convicted, he was sentenced to 5 years 5 months of imprisonment in a strict-regime colony.
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