Khabarovsk family on abandoned farm has largest drug lab in history of Far East

Khabarovsk family on abandoned farm has largest drug lab in history of Far East
Photo: Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Far Eastern Federal District of Russia

The laboratory had all the state-of-the-art equipment.

A family bought an abandoned farm outside Khabarovsk, Russia, and built the largest drug laboratory in the history of the Far East, reported the transport department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Far Eastern Federal District.

According to the agency, the group consisted of the husband, wife and wife’s brother. They bought a detached former farm for 3 million rubles ($47.000) using fake documents. The family distributed the drugs through the Internet.

The laboratory had all the state-of-the-art equipment, such as refrigerators, air extraction system, expensive respirators and overalls for personal protection. The defendants managed to organize a virtually waste-free production.

Police seized about 25 kg of synthetic drugs and over 4 tons of substances for the manufacture. The laboratory had enough supplies to manufacture another 400 kg of drugs, it is noted. They also grew over 40 hemp bushes for personal consumption.

A criminal case has been opened. The two men are in custody, the woman is on bail. The defendants face life imprisonment. Police are working to find other members of the organized group.

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