Suspects of illegal sale of prohibited drugs were detained in Omsk

Operatives of the MIA of Russia GA for Economic Security and Combating the Corruption (ES&CC), the ES&CC unit of the MIA of Russia Regional Administration together with investigators of the Investigative Committee detained suspects of unauthorized importation and sale of non-registered drugs in the Russian Federation on a large scale.

One of the four detainees - an individual entrepreneur - under the guise of legitimate business activities, through social networks offered services of medicines distribution. The sale of drugs was carried out in the offices in Omsk and Novosibirsk, as well as by delivering the goods to customers in other regions.

In the course of searches conducted by policemen and investigators of the Investigative Committee there were seized foreign banned drugs used in cosmetology that were not registered in the Russian Federation to a total of more than 3 million rubles. Mobile phones, funds used in criminal activities were seized at the place of residence of the defendants.

ES&CC officers of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Omsk Region are conducting a complex of operational-search measures to identify other persons involved in the commission of this crime. Investigator of the IC of Russia Department for the Omsk Region initiated a criminal case under paragraph “a” of part 2 of Article 238.1 of the Criminal Code “Circulation of unregistered medicinal products”.

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