Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
The investigator of the unit for investigation of the organized criminal activity of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) handed the indictment to the “curator” and five other members of the organized group that carried out the illegal distribution of drugs. During their detention, operatives seized about 600 grams of a synthetic narcotic drug ready for distribution.
During the investigation of the criminal case, it was established that a 26-year-old man serving a sentence for committing a similar crime in one of the penal colonies in the Magadan Region had been appointed the “curator” in Yakutsk. The defendant involved five local residents, including his mother, in the organized illegal activities. The defendants maintained communication over the Internet under false names. Drugs were distributed using a no-contact method. Payments for drugs sold and other financial transactions were carried out through bank transfers.
Six members of the group are charged with committing crimes under part 2 of Article 210 “Participation in the criminal community” and part 3 of Article 30 – part 5 of Article 2281 “Attempted drug trafficking committed using the Internet by an organized criminal group on an especially large scale”.