FSB seizes over $2m worth of opium from Crimean woman
According to the FSB, the woman purchased 16.5 kg of the drugs for further distribution in Simferopol city, Simferopol district and Evpatoria.
FSB officers together with the Crimean customs seized a large batch of opium from a woman from Dzhankoysky District of the Crimea, the press service of the FSB department for the region said on Thursday.
"16.5 kg of opium (considered an especially large amount) were found in caches and seized in private homeownership used by the suspect as a transit point in drug traffic, during operational search activities in Dzhankoysky District," the report said.
It specified that opium was acquired by a previously convicted Russian citizen born in 1973, for further distribution in Simferopol city, Simferopol district and Evpatoria.
According to the FSB, the value of the seized drug on the black market is about 120 million rubles ($2m).
A criminal case was initiated against the woman by the Investigative Department of the FSB Directorate under the article Attempted Illicit Sale of Narcotic Drugs on an especially large scale. The violation of the article provides for a sentence that may even be to life imprisonment.