A group of nine drug dealers was detained in Perm, more than 167 kg of synthetic drugs were seized from them. This is reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Perm Territory.
“The police stopped the activities of an interregional organized group of drug dealers and seized over 167 kg of synthetic drugs from illegal circulation, which are valued at 380 million rubles on the shadow market,” the department reports.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the organizer of the group was a 40-year-old resident of Perm, who set up drug production in a private house converted into a laboratory. In his house, the police found 5.5 thousand liters of precursors and devices for the synthesis of drugs, as well as almost 155 kg of finished drugs.
The rest of the drugs were confiscated from his accomplices – residents of the Perm Territory, Sverdlovsk and Samara regions, as well as Bashkortostan and Udmurtia. Five of them acted as retail deliveries, three more served as interregional couriers. The police also seized more than 5 million rubles from drug dealers, which they earned on the sale of prohibited substances.
Criminal cases were initiated against the detainees under part 5 of Art. 228.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Illegal production, sale or transfer of narcotic drugs on an especially large scale”), which provides for a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
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