MIL OSI – Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Large batch of drugs was seized by Russian MIA General Administration for Drug Control in Khimki of Moscow Region
“Specialists of the Russian MIA General Administration for Drug Control together with policemen of the Russian MIA Administration for Khimki of the Moscow Region detained an active member of a drug trafficking group involved in distribution of Afghan heroin smuggled into the Russian Federation through Central Asia,” said Russian MIA official representative Irina Volk.
The police confiscated about 1 kilogram and 300 grams of heroin from a 19-year old citizen of a near-abroad country.
As the drug dealer was detained, policemen detected that she had a packed batch of drugs weighing 100 grams. Packets of about 5 grams were intended to be sold through so called “caches”.
Later, as a result of the search carried out at the detained woman’s place of residence, the police seized another 1 kilogram and 200 grams of heroin. The total retail cost of the confiscated drugs at “black” market prices exceeds 2 million rubles.
A criminal case was initiated against the suspect according to Article 228.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The malefactor was remanded in custody.
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