Officers of the Administration for Drug Control of the MIA of Russia for the Krasnodar Territory, together with colleagues from the for Division for Drug Control of the MIA of Russia Administration for the city of Sochi and the Territorial Department of the Federal Security Service of Russia during the check of documents detained two 31-year-old visitors from the Tomsk Region suspected of drug trafficking.
The police when inspecting the car in which the alleged offenders moved, found various substances of synthetic and vegetable origin. Similar substances were found in the places of temporary residence of the detainees, as well as in another rented apartment, converted into a drug lab.
In those premises, the suspects produced prohibited substances. During the search, laboratory equipment, precursors, chemical reagents, as well as items for weighing and packaging of finished substances were seized.
The forensic examination confirmed that the seized substances were narcotic drugs – salt, mephedrone and hashish, with a total weight of over a kilogram.
It was established that the detainees were going to sell the manufactured drugs in the resort town.
The suspects were prosecuted in accordance with the features of a crime stipulated by part 3 of Art. 30, part 4 and part 5 of Art. 228.1 of the Criminal Code “Illegal production, distribution or shipment of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues, as well as illegal distribution or shipment of plants containing narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, or their parts containing narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances”. According to the sanctions of these articles, the defendants can face a sentence up to life imprisonment.
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