Russian Police Say Caught Drug Gang Led By Ukrainians, Over Tonne Of Goods Seized

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – twenty ninth April, 2022) Russian police caught a global gang of drug sellers with Ukrainian leaders, it produced medication on the territory of Russia and offered them on the darknet market, greater than a tonne of products had been seized, Irina Volk, a spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, stated on Thursday.

“The criminal organization was created in 2019 and operated until February 2020. The leadership of the drug group and the management of its financial assets was carried out from the territory of Ukraine. The recruitment of laboratory staff was also carried out there for the further dispatch to Russia. Applicants were forced to undergo polygraph tests,” Volk stated.

The Ukrainians concerned within the gang produced medication in 4 clandestine laboratories positioned within the Moscow, Vladimir and Ivanovo areas of Russia. Their accomplices acted as packers and couriers. Produced batches of prohibited substances had been delivered by vehicles from a warehouse in Moscow to numerous areas of Russia, in keeping with the spokeswoman.

She famous that gross sales had been carried out straight from laboratories by means of a community of interregional and regional carriers in additional than 60 topics of the nation.

Drugs had been delivered by mail to distant areas.

“Wholesale and retail trade was conducted in a contactless way through a virtual store called ‘MURMUR SHOP.’ It was created by the organizers of the criminal association in the shadow segment of the internet, the recently discontinued Hydra platform,” Volk added.

During the investigation, the involvement within the group of greater than 15 residents of Ukraine, two residents of Moldova, a citizen of Tajikistan, a citizen of Belarus and 7 Russians was preliminary established. All of them had been detained.

“More than a tonne of synthetic drugs had been seized from illicit trafficking during searches. Precursors and other reagents with a total mass of about ten tonnes and laboratory equipment have also been found,” the spokeswoman stated.

Alleged leaders and members of the group have been arrested. They had been charged with committing the crimes below Articles 210 and 228.1 of Russia’s Penal Code.

Volk famous that the investigation of the case had been accomplished and transmitted to the courtroom for consideration on the deserves.

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