Dealers and MIA Colonel throwing drugs from car face up to 18 years
The dealers were detained as a result of the chase in June 2017.
St. Petersburg drug dealers, including the former police chief of the Nevsky district, were sentenced to lengthy prison terms.
Dealers were detained in June 2017. A dramatic chase for criminals was filmed by the dashcam in the car of a bystander.
The footage shows that the jeep of the criminals is pursued by several police cars. At some point, the guards open fire on the car. As a result, the SUV gets a tire crashed with sparks. Criminals, realizing that they did not succeed in getting away from the police, tried to get rid of the drugs by throwing them on the asphalt.
As a result, one of the gang members, Estonian citizen Alexey Filipyev, received 18 years in prison. The accused, who made a deal with the investigation and gave the police the addresses of psychotropic substances factories, was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison. The former police chief of the Nevsky district, Alexey Kharlashin, was sentenced to 11 years, another accomplice received 15 years.
The MIA reported that the fifth gang member is currently under investigation. He is a possible organizer of the criminal group.
Video: Former deputy head of Nevsky MIA Directorate was detained in a pursuit with shooting on Engels Str.