Urals: gang of drug dealers sells synthetics via network of online stores
The criminals earned more than $ 150,000 selling drugs.
In Magnitogorsk, the police detained 27 people on suspicion of participation in a criminal grouping (OCG) which through a network of online stores sold synthetic drugs on the territory of the Chelyabinsk Region. The criminals communicated between each other via instant messengers, the MIA spokeswoman Irina Volk reported.
“During searches in the perpetrators’ places of residence and in the places where they planted caches, about 10 kilograms of synthetic narcotic substances, devices for their production, money, cars of various brands, computers and telephones were seized,” Volk said.
According to preliminary information, the drug dealers’ income exceeded 10 million rubles ($ 150,000). Investigators established 87 criminal episodes and initiated criminal cases on the illegal making and sale of narcotic drugs (part 4 and part 5 of Article 228.1 CCRF) and creation of a criminal community (part 1 and part 2 of Article 210 CCRF).
All the detainees were taken into custody.