Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
During the implementation of operational measures, officers of the Drug Control division detained in Krasnodar a 20-year-old visitor from the Krasnoyarsk Territory suspected of drug trafficking.
During the personal inspection of the detainee, in her backpack, the police found and seized 53 foil packs with a powdery substance of light color. Another three convolutions with a similar substance, the offender kept in the pocket of her shorts. According to the expert’s conclusion, the seized substance is a narcotic of synthetic origin – N-methylephedron with a total mass of more than 80 grams.
The detainee explained the policeman that she had found an advertisement on the Internet about the work of a drug courier, took from a cache a batch of drugs, which she planned to sell through “caches” in the territory of Krasnodar.
At present, criminal cases on the grounds of crimes provided for in part 3 of Article 30 and part 4 of Article 228.1 of the RF Criminal Code “Illicit production, sale or transfer of narcotic drugs on a large scale” have been instituted against the suspect by the investigative division of the MIA of Russia Administration for Krasnodar. Sanctions of these articles provide for a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment.