Volga Region: three police officers caught operating drug business
The criminals found customers on the Internet and sold the drugs through caches.
The Samara Region investigators completed the investigation of the criminal case initiated by the FSB against platoon commander of the Novokuibyshevsk police Viktor Shatohin and Denis Kalinin. They are accused of attempting to sell drugs on a large and especially large scale via the Internet, as well as money laundering, the ICR’s Investigative Directorate for the region reported.
The criminals sold drugs via the Internet by hiding caches and earned millions of rubles doing that. According to the investigators, Shatokhin was the leader of the organized criminal group and involved the PPS officers of Novokuybyshevsk Lopukhov and Sinyuk in the drug business, while the civilian Denis Kalinin was a courier, packer and cashed out money, Volga-News reports.
Sinyuk received five years in a strict regime colony. The case of Shatokhin and Kalinin was brought to court. In respect of two other defendants, the investigation is underway, the materials have been separated into separate proceedings.
The FSB officers detained the defendants in 2017 after Sinyuk and Kalinin tried to sell 400 grams of drugs for 2.5 million rubles ($ 38,000).