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Large heroin supply channel was blocked by Russian MIA employees

Employees of the Russian MIA suppressed the activities of an organized group that had been supplying heroin to the Moscow Region.

As a result of the implemented investigation and search measures, policemen stopped a Ford driven by a 30-year old native of a near-abroad country. During the search of the car, the policemen found a polyethylene bag with an unknown substance under the hood and confiscated it. The examination revealed that the seized substance was heroin weighing over 1 kilogram.

In the course of further investigation and search operations, the police detained another member of the organized criminal group in the Moscow Region. That is a 40-year old unemployed native of a near‑abroad country. During the search at the suspect's place of residence, the police detected and confiscated 20 packets with a powdery substance. According to the results of the examination performed at the Forensic Center of the Russian MIA, the seized substance weighing over 21 kilograms contains heroin. The police also found and confiscated a coffee grinder, electronic scales, and other items of evidential significance for the investigation.

Besides, policemen captured two accomplices of the gang in the south-east and south-west of the capital (one of them has a prior conviction). Those are citizens of the Russian Federation. The police confiscated over 600 grams of a narcotic substance from them.

As was established, the detained men had been living in the Moscow Region illicitly.

The General Investigation Administration of the Russian MIA General Administration for Moscow initiated a criminal case on that fact based on essential elements of a crime stipulated by Article 30 “Preparation for crime and attempted crime” and Article 228.1 “Illegal production, distribution or carriage of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues, as well as illegal distribution or carriage of plants containing narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, or their parts containing narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances” of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

The suspects were detained according to Article 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation.

By the moment, the detained men have been charged with that crime and remanded into the custody.

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