Ordering popular drugs for weight loss brought to criminal article

The Yaroslavl customs officers opened a criminal case on signs of the crime provided by part 1 of article 226.1 of the criminal code for the attempt of illegal movement on the territory of Russia potent substances. Prohibited to import preparations have been identified in the international mail (MPO), which is followed in Russia from Kazakhstan to the address of the inhabitant of Kostroma region.

“The seized parcel was discovered 15 packages of the drug for weight loss containing 32 capsules of maroon colour in each. An examination found that these products contain in their composition sibutramine, which according to the List of potent and poisonous substances, approved by the RF Government decree of 29 December 2007 №964, prohibited the importation and circulation on the territory of the Russian Federation. The total mass of potent substances amounted to 115.2 grams,” – said the head of the investigative Department of the Yaroslavl customs Lev Safonov.

For smuggling potent substances through the state border of the Russian Federation the sanction of part 1 of article 226.1 of the criminal code prescribes punishment in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term up to seven years with a fine in the amount up to one million rubles.

The Yaroslavl customs reminds that the information on the goods forbidden to transfer in MPO posted on the website of the FCS of Russia (customs.ru) in the open service – individuals – rules for the movement of goods and then the subsection – medicines.

Additionally we inform you that weight loss products sold on trading web sites and declared as herbal drugs, containing in its composition “exclusively medicinal plants”, do not contain in its composition such. Information on plant origin of the drug is unreliable. Most often the composition of these drugs are, as a rule, prohibited, or restricted circulation of the substances included in the lists of psychotropic or potent substances, responsible for the turnover of which is stipulated by articles 226.1, 228, 228.1, 229.1 and 234 of the criminal code. In addition, the substances contained in these preparations, many times higher than therapeutic doses of pharmaceutical drugs is 50 times or more, which leads to irreparable harm.