Irkutsk customs international mail from Kazakhstan has identified about 5000 capsules sibutramine

Irkutsk customs international mail identified the smuggling of about 5000 capsules containing a potent substance sibutramine. Mail received to the address of the inhabitant of the city of Nizhneudinsk in Irkutsk region of Kazakhstan.

In the course of operational search activities conducted by the Department for combating drug trafficking of the Irkutsk customs together with employees of the East Siberian LU the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia on transport, international mail (IGOS) from Kazakhstan discovered a variety of capacities and blisters with capsules containing dietary supplements and drugs used for weight loss. The total number of capsules made up of 4950 pieces, and total weight is about 2.3 pounds.

Examination confirmed that these drugs contain a potent substance sibutramine, the movement of which across the customs border, when imported into the Russian Federation is limited by law.

It was established that the recipient of the goods for import of drugs containing sibutramine was aware of public danger of his actions and bought them for their further implementation.

“Concerning the citizen – addressee of the goods brought criminal case on signs of the crime under part 1 of article 226.1 of the criminal code – contraband of potent substances punishable by deprivation of freedom from three to seven years with a possible fine of up to one million rubles,” – said the Deputy chief of Irkutsk customs Eugene Mikhnevich.

We will remind, in March of this year the Irkutsk customs has prosecuted a resident of the city of Bratsk for the import of about 3000 capsules, containing in its composition the same potent substance.


Under the law, highly potent substances may be imported into the Russian Federation only in the presence of medical documents (their certified copies or certified extracts from them), verifying the medical purpose the physical person of the specified drugs. Supporting documents should also contain information on the name and number assigned to the medicinal product.

Tatyana Krasavina,

a press-the Secretary of Irkutsk customs