FSB pulls off massive drug bust, shutting down supplies to 12 Russian regions

FSB pulls off massive drug bust, shutting down supplies to 12 Russian regions
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The Federal Security Service (FSB) has taken into custody members of a criminal group which organized the deliveries of synthetic drugs to 12 Russian regions, seizing the total of 55 kilos of narcotic substances, the FSB Public Relations Center said, APA reports citing TASS.

"The operation was conducted to intercept the illegal activities of an organized criminal group and to eliminate the network of inter-regional delivery channels of large batches of narcotic substances of the synthetic origin. The active members of the criminal group, the citizens of Russia, were identified," the FSB stated.

In the Moscow and the Yaroslavl Regions three drug couriers were detained who were transporting from the Leningrad Region about 45 kilos of amphetamine and 10 kilos of MDMA as 23,000 pills stashed in their car. "The narcotic substances seized were slated for distribution in the Moscow, the Kaluga, the Yaroslavl, the Voronezh, the Tula, the Vladimir, the Ivanovo, the Tambov, the Nizhny Novgorod, the Saratov, and the Rostov Regions, as well as in the Krasnodar Region," the FSB reported.

The investigation has opened two criminal cases against the detainees. They were taken into custody.

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