Detention facility worker caught trafficking marijuana to prisoners in Smolensk

Detention facility worker caught trafficking marijuana to prisoners in Smolensk

An employee of the Regional Federal Penitentiary Service Office in the Smolensk region has been convicted of drug trafficking attempt at SIZO-1 pre-trial detention center.

In the Smolensk region, investigative bodies of the regional ICR have initiated a criminal case against a junior inspector of the SIZO-1 Federal State Institution of the Regional Office of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia. The detention facility officer is charged with Attempted Illegal Sale of Drugs through the use of his official position (part 3 of Art. 30 and item (b), part 4 of Art. 228.1 of the Russian Criminal Code).

Investigators have found that on October 31 at 7:31 pm the suspect tried to sell marijuana to the drug addicts imprisoned in the SIZO-1 detention center. His activities were curtailed by his colleagues, fellow SIZO-1 FSI workers. During a search, they found a bundle of drugs, which was tied to his right leg and hidden under the trouser leg.

Law enforcement authorities are continuing to investigate the criminal case, collect evidence, and establish all the circumstances of the crime committed.

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