Saratov region: policemen detain Moscow region drug dealers with 1.5 kg of drug
A criminal case under Illegal purchase and storage of drugs has been initiated.
In the Saratov region, alleged drug dealers from the Moscow region carrying a consignment of drugs weighing about 1.5 kg have been detained. The crime would have not been solved if it had not been for a major accident involving drug traffickers on the highway near Saratov, near the village of Kokurino.
One of the suspects, 39-year-old resident of the Moscow region behind the wheel of VAZ 2114 lost control of the car and drove into the oncoming lane, where he collided with a Scania fuel truck. 23-year-old passenger of the vehicle suffered as a result of the accident.
The person who caused the accident drew the attention of rescuers and traffic police inspectors who arrived at the crash site. When his friend was receiving first aid, he removed two plastic bags from his belt and threw them into the snow. Police officers seized them and sent to the lab.
It turned out the bags contained a mixture containing heroin. After an analysis, a criminal case under Illegal purchase and storage of drugs was initiated. The investigation into the criminal case is ongoing.
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