Drug control officers of the MIA of Russia Division for Mezhdurechensk received operational information about the forthcoming sale of a large consignment of drugs. During the operational-search activities, police officers established the suspect. That was an unemployed 20-year-old resident of Novokuznetsk. The police established surveillance for him and as a result he was detained when making caches of prohibited substances. The offender admitted that he was preparing for a non-contact sale of a batch of “salt”, spice and hashish.
During the search in the apartment, which the man rented specially for the storage and packaging of narcotic drugs, the police found and seized a total of 480 grams of drugs, as well as other evidence of his unlawful activities.
With respect to the detainee, a criminal case was initiated on the grounds of the crime provided for in part 3 of Art. 30 of the Criminal Code ─ paragraph “d” part 4 of Art. 228.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Attempt on the illegal production, sale or transfer of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues on a large scale”. In accordance with the sanctions of this article, the maximum penalty is 20 years imprisonment. For the duration of the investigation, a preventive measure in the form of remand in custody was chosen for the defendant.
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