Smolensk customs officers prevented smuggling of psychotropic substances

Smolensk customs officers prevented smuggling of psychotropic substances

Employees of Smolensk customs together with employees UFSB of Russia across the Smolensk region foiled an attempt of smuggling of psychotropic substances. On signs of the crime provided by part 3 of the article 229.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (smuggling psychotropic substances), the Smolensk customs 9 August 2020 prosecuted.

In the parcel from the Czech Republic, customs officers found a package with six polymer blister with 10 capsules in each. The examination revealed that the capsules were a substance, which contains amfepramone.

“Amfepramone is included in the List of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors, the turnover in the Russian Federation is prohibited. The total mass of psychotropic substances made up 7.38 g, in accordance with the current legislation is a large size”, – said acting Deputy head of the Smolensk customs Alexander Seals.

Currently investigating customs carry out urgent investigative actions, the completion of which the materials will be transferred the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia across the Smolensk region to conduct a preliminary investigation.

The sanction of the aforementioned article provides for a maximum penalty of imprisonment for a term of ten to twenty years with a fine in the amount up to one million rubles or the salary or other income condemned for the period till five years or without such and with restriction of liberty for a term up to two years or without such deprivation.

Alexander Kotikov also noted that in the intervening period 2020 Smolensk customs except for the case of nine criminal cases have been opened for the smuggling of drugs. All reported crimes are categorized as serious crimes. Of illicit trafficking seized more than 700 grams of highly potent substances.

Vladimir Safonov,

press Secretary of the Smolensk customs