FSB nabs a drug trafficking gang from Central Asia
The criminal group was arrested red-handed.
The FSB detained a gang of drug traffickers from Central Asia. It supplied drugs to Russia from Central Asia. 43 kg of heroin were withdrawn from circulation, the agency’s website says.
Several members of the gang were detained on suspicion of involvement in the criminal scheme; they are citizens of different states. The sting operation was carried out in the Moscow region. The gang was handing the stuff in the woods at night when it was taken red-handed.
A criminal case has been initiated against the detainees; they are in a detention center now. No additional details have been reported yet.
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