Ural FSB seizes large cocaine batch from Colombia disguised as depilation cream
The value of the seized batch is estimated at about $15 million.
In the Sverdlovsk region, FSB officers have detained two recipients of the parcel, which contained a large batch of cocaine disguised as depilation cream, Komsomolskaya Pravda reports.
The recipients of more than a kilogram of cocaine are two residents of Asbest aged 54 and 22. According to the Ural customs administration, the intelligence services followed the parcel from the time of its shipment.
During interrogation, the detainees said they have nothing to do with the drugs. “We ordered this stuff for weight loss for the purpose of selling. Smearing a little on our own stomachs, of course,” one of them said, confusing depilation cream with weight loss cream.
According to security services, the parcel contents are estimated at about $15 million. A criminal case of Smuggling of Narcotic Substances on an Especially Large Scale by a Group of Persons on Preliminary Conspiracy has been initiated against the persons detained. Each of them faces up to 15 years of imprisonment. A preventive measure in the form of detention has been elected for them.
The criminal case has been referred to the FSB Directorate in the Sverdlovsk region for further investigation and measures to find out other episodes of the detainees’ criminal activity.
It is noteworthy that a few days ago, the customs officers of Moscow’s Vnukovo revealed a parcel from Colombia with a substance containing cocaine. According to Life, in the declaration, the sender also described the contents as depilation products. The drug was packed in two briquettes, disguised as jars of wax, weighing 914 grams. An express test gave a positive result for cocaine.
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