Police seized ten thousand capsules and tablets when detaining three women suspected of illicit trafficking in potent substances

“Officers of the MIA of Russia Main Directorate for Drug Trafficking control together with colleagues from the Trans-Baikal Territory in cooperation with the Border Administration of the Regional Department of the FSB of Russia prevented the illegal activity of an on-line store selling potent substances under the guise of dietary supplement for weight loss.

As a result of operational-search measures, the police revealed an illegal scheme of sibutramine distribution via the Internet. The drug is included in the list of potent substances for illegal trafficking of which criminal liability is provided.

It was established that a resident of Moscow in her apartment organized a mini-laboratory for packing powder into capsules and cardboard boxes with labels of dietary supplements for weight loss. The offender first by herself and later with the help of two accomplices from the city of Krasnokamensk of the Trans-Baikal Territory carried out the distribution of drugs by mail. The suspects looked for buyers in social networks.

Investigators of the MIA of Russia Administration for the city of Chita have initiated a criminal case against members of the organized group on the grounds of the crime under part 3 of Article 234 of the Russian Criminal Code. During searches at the places of residence of the defendants in Moscow and the Trans-Baikal Territory, about 10 thousand capsules and tablets were seized. The study confirmed that they contained a potent substance – sibutramine.

In relation to the organizer of the illegal activities, the court chose a preventive measure in the form of house arrest, and for two accomplices – of a written recognizance of not leaving the place and behaving properly. The preliminary criminal investigation is on-going,” said the official representative of the Russian MIA Irina Volk.

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