Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
The Leninsky District Court of the city of Kemerovo passed a sentence in a criminal case against three local residents. They were charged with committing crimes, provided for by paragraphs “a”, “d” of part 4 of Article 228.1 of the RF Criminal Code “Illegal production, sale or shipment of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues”.
Officers of the Division for Drug Control of the MIA of Russia Administration for Kemerovo in June 2017 detained four members of an organized group of drug dealers who, through a network of “caches”, distributed doses of heroin and other prohibited substances. An investigator of the GA for Investigation of the MIA of Russia GA for the Kemerovo Region initiated a criminal case against the offenders.
The investigation revealed that one of the organizers of this group was a drug-dealer, who was better known to his accomplices under the Internet nickname “Tony Montana”. Following his namesake from the movie, he tried to create a network for the sale of drugs. During the investigation, he confessed and a pre-trial agreement was concluded with him, and the criminal case against the person involved was separated into special proceedings. The police found out that “Tony Montana” was a wholesale supplier of drugs, which were subsequently packaged in doses and sold through caches located in the city of Kemerovo. In this process, he was assisted by other members of the group, who performed the functions of “cache-makers” and the dispatcher. The accomplices received the drugs from the supplier, usually through caches, made under one of the bridges of the regional center, or in public toilets, including those in shopping centers. All the participants in the sales scheme “worked” for the on-line store selling drugs.
The first participant of the criminal group to appear before the court was the organizer – “Tony Montana”, who was sentenced to 8 years and 6 months of imprisonment and already started serving his sentence in a strict regime colony. The verdict was passed also on his three accomplices. They were found guilty. Drug traffickers were sentenced to imprisonment for 7, 10 and 12 years.