Police detains opium seller after 17 years of searching

Police detains opium seller after 17 years of searching

The suspect moved from region to region and lived under different names.

In the Moscow region, the police have detained a 51-year-old woman, who was on the federal wanted list for 17 years, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Irina Volk reports. The suspect disappeared at the preliminary investigation stage and has lived under fictitious names, periodically changing her place of residence, since then.

According to the investigation, in the Stavropol region in 2002, the detainee sold “three pieces of a polymer film with a dark brown substance,” which experts identified as opium. Investigators initiated a criminal case of Illegal Sale of Drugs (Art. 228 of the Russian Criminal Code), but the suspect ran away and then moved from region to region.

Currently, the investigation into the criminal case has been resumed, and the detainee has been handed over to the initiator of the search.

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