The investigation of two criminal cases of trafficking in potent substances completed

 The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the North Caucasus Federal District has completed investigation of criminal cases against two residents of the Republic of Ingushetia, accused under Part 3 of Article 234 of the Criminal Code (illegal acquisition, storage with intent to sell, sale of strong substances).

The criminal cases against these individuals were isolated from the criminal cases investigated under Article 210, Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Criminal Code, Article 30, Part 1, Article 105, Part 3, Article 222, part 3, Paragraph A of Part 4, Article 226 of the Criminal Code, Article 228, part 2 of the Criminal Code and Article 234, Part 3 of the Criminal Code (establishment of a criminal organization; attempted murder; illegal storage of weapons; theft of weapons; violation of the rules of narcotics or psychotropic substances trafficking; illegal purchase, storage for the purpose of sale, sale of strong substances).

In terms of investigation into the activities of a criminal association engaged in the trafficking of potent substances 15 residents of the North Caucasus Federal District, including former employees of territorial divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Ingushetia have been prosecuted.

According to materials of the criminal case, the leader and participants of the criminal community organized purchase of medical preparations containing highly potent substances from the organizations having the license for pharmaceutical activity. The purpose of the persons involved was to illegally store and sell them to residents of the North Caucasian Federal District.

Members of the criminal group also organized a network of caches and stashes of potent substances on the territory of the Stavropol territory, where they were transported for illegal storage. In order to keep the location of the main cache secret and for the purpose of secrecy, illegal transportation of strong substances was organized to the caches (private houses, hotels, etc.). From there, the subsequent sale was carried out. Communication between the members of the criminal community and consumers was conducted using undercover expressions, understandable only to the persons involved in the trafficking of these potent substances.

In order to obtain the maximum material benefit, the participants of the criminal association illegally sold potent substances at a price five times higher than the price at which they were purchased from licensed organizations.

In the course of a complex of investigative and search operations, conducted jointly with the officers of the 1st Operational search unit of police of the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the North Caucasus Federal District, the Main Department of the Security Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the Department of the Federal Security Service of Russia in the Federal Service for National Security of Russia in the Stavropol Territory, the Department of National Security and the Operational search unit (Security Service) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Ingushetia discovered numerous caches and a primary cache. As a result, more than 100 thousand single doses of strong substances were withdrawn from the illegal turnover, the cost of which at black market prices was more than 70 million rubles. As part of the searches were also seized cars, jewelry, bank cards, cash and other items of evidentiary value.

Criminal cases with an approved indictment have been sent to the Malgobek City Court of the Republic of Ingushetia to be considered on the merits.

The investigation of the criminal case against the other members of the criminal community and the criminal groups involved continues. 

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