209 kilograms of hashish smuggled from the Baltics seized in Russia
Employees Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia as a result of a special operation, the channel for the supply of drugs to the country from the Baltic states was blocked, 209 kilograms of prohibited substances were seized. This was reported to Lente.ru in the press service of the department.
Employees of the drug control department received operational information about a smuggled cargo of hashish that arrived from Lithuania in two barrels under the guise of engine oil from a European automaker. It was stored in a warehouse located on the Moscow highway Petersburg. On March 17, the barrels were taken out by a truck, which, under the supervision of police officers, went to the village of Yukki, Vsevolozhsk district Leningrad region. After reloading drugs into a Fiat Ducato minibus, its driver was detained by law enforcement officers. It turned out to be a 46-year-old resident of St. Petersburg.
The security forces also took his accomplices, aged 27 and 57, who controlled the reloading of barrels from their Hyundai car at a distance using a quadrocopter. In the holiday village “Troitskoye-4” security forces caught a 41-year-old man who was coordinating the transfer of contraband. The seized drug with a total weight of 209 kilograms was sent for examination.
The special operation began in the summer of 2022 after the drug police detained Vyazma truck from The Republic of Belarus. In her trailer were hashish briquettes with a total weight of 402 kilograms. The contraband was disguised in rolls of waterproofing membrane in factory packaging. The recipient of the cargo, a 63-year-old man, was also identified. He is taken into custody.