Three Krasnodar policemen convicted for selling drugs

Three Krasnodar policemen convicted for selling drugs

The officers wanted to blackmail the buyers of amphetamine they had just sold.

A court in Krasnodar sentenced three police officers to 11 years in a high-security penal colony and a fine of 250 rubles ($ 4) for the sale of an amphetamine consignment. According to investigators, they planned to track down where the buyer would plant the drug caches, and then catch the customers for further blackmailing. The convicts were fired from the bodies, the press service of the regional Prosecutor's Office reports.

The convicts are the 25-year-old and 28-year-old operatives of the department for drug trafficking control of the Karasunsky District PD and a 29-year-old district police officer. They sold the drugs in April 2017 in the area of SNT Victoria, but their plan failed – the buyer acted under the cover of the MIA’s internal security service.

The convicts’ seniors were brought to disciplinary responsibility.

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