Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
“Officers of the Russian MIA General Administration for Drug Control together with colleagues from the Tomsk Region and the Russian FSB Administration for Moscow and the Moscow Region, as well as the security service of the Federal Postal Service Department for Moscow suppressed the activity of the men suspected of having organized a clandestine laboratory for making anabolic steroids and an online store for their subsequent sale,” said Russian MIA official representative Irina Volk.
Potent substances made in the laboratory were transmitted to Moscow through a transportation company and then to various Russian regions. Criminal proceeds were received into the lab organizer’s bank cards. Profit was distributed among the accomplices.
“Officers of the Russian MIA General Administration for Drug Control apprehended a 32-year old resident of Moscow as he attempted to transmit postal items with prohibited substances to various regions of the Russian Federation. The police searched him and found 34 packets with tablets and vials with a liquid. In addition, the police seized 39 similar postal items at another post office transmitted by the same citizen. At the detained man’s place of residence, the police found potent substances brought from Tomsk – their weight exceeded 50 kilograms.
At the same time, the police detained two residents of Tomsk: a 25-year old gang leader and his 23-year old accomplice. In the apartment of one of those man, policemen found laboratory equipment meant for manufacturing tablets and liquid potent substances, packing materials, branded labels, components for making anabolic steroids, and products with holographic labels ready for transmission,” added Irina Volk.
The General Investigation Administration of the Russian MIA General Administration for Moscow and the Investigation Administration of the Russian MIA Administration for the Tomsk Region initiated criminal cases subject to part 3 Article 234 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.