The police received operational information that a resident of Petrozavodsk was engaged in selling counterfeit banknotes with a nominal value of 5,000 rubles. Officers of the city ES&CC Division executed a complex of operational and search activities in relation to that person and the circle of his acquaintances. It became known that the suspect in money counterfeiting could be also involved in drug offenses.
As a result of the actions of the staff of the ES&CC Division and the Drug Control Division of the MIA of Russia Administration for Petrozavodsk, with the power support of a Rosgvardia special unit, detained three suspects.
A 22-year-old Petrozavodsk resident was the main suspect in the criminal case of counterfeiting. He confessed to selling more than 20 fake banknotes, which he used for payments in shopping centers not only in Petrozavodsk, but also in other cities of Russia.
Another two detainees are residents of Petrozavodsk aged 27 and 42 suspected of drug trafficking. Drug Control officers found that of those two, the younger citizen was engaged in the sale of drugs in a non-contact way using caches. According to the investigation, earlier he had several times sold drugs to the suspect in counterfeiting. During the search, the police found and seized ready-for-sale cannabis weighing over 195 grams and more than 12 grams of mephedrone, which were large amounts for both types of drugs. In addition, electronic scales and packaging materials were found and seized in the suspect's apartment. By now, this citizen is remanded in custody.
Also, during operational activities, the police established an accomplice of that suspect. With him, as well as at his place of residence, more than 37 grams of narcotic substance – ready for sale hashish were found.
A criminal case was filed against one of the detainees under article 186 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. In respect of other persons, criminal proceedings have been instituted under part 4 of Article 228.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The investigation continues.
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