Defendant accused of smuggling and distributing narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances on especially large scale will stand trial

“The investigative unit of the Internal Affairs Administration for the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky Administrative Districts of the MIA of Russia GA for the city of Moscow completed the preliminary investigation into a criminal case against a 30-year-old resident of the capital accused of smuggling and distributing narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances on a particularly large scale in Moscow and the Moscow Region.

As previously reported, the illegal activity was suppressed by officers of the MIA of Russia GA for Drug Control together with colleagues from Moscow and the FSB of Russia Department for Moscow and the Moscow Region.

As a result of operational-search measures, the man was detained in one of the garages in the Mosrentgen settlement of the New Moscow at the time of the sale of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. It was further established that he was on the federal wanted list since July 2018 on suspicion of committing crimes under Article 30 and Article 228.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

When examining the detainee’s garage and personal car, packages with the MDMA narcotic and the psychotropic substance - amphetamine with a total weight of more than six kilograms were found in a specially equipped hiding places.

According to investigators, the defendant purchased drugs in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, transported them through the EU countries to Russia, where he sold them in large batches.

Criminal cases were initiated and investigated on the grounds of crimes provided for in Article 30, Article 228.1 and Article 229.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Currently, the materials with the indictment approved by the prosecutor have been sent to the Shcherbinsky District court of Moscow for consideration on the merits,” said the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Irina Volk.

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