The police stopped the activities of a gang of drug dealers

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovskoye police. Archival photoThe police stopped the activities of a gang of drug dealers© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikov

Police detained about 20 members of the gang that dealt drugs in the regions. This was reported by the official representative of Department Irina Wolf.

Among the detained leaders of the criminal community, carriers, storekeepers, manufacturers and distributors of drugs.

They seized nearly a ton of illicit substances, laboratory equipment, 160 kilograms of precursors (ingredients to create drugs. — Approx. ed.) and more than a ton of chemicals and fake documents of law enforcement officers, said the Wolf.

As noted by the representative of the Ministry of interior, the first arrests took place in September-October, when the police stopped three shipments of very large quantities of drugs, and in four regions managed to eliminate the retail sales network.

According to her, prohibited substances were imported from Europe or produced in the laboratory in the suburbs.

«Very large consignments of narcotic drugs were transported in specially equipped hiding places of the cars in 20 regions», — said the Wolf.

In return, the gang members took the cryptocurrency, also calculations were made using electronic payment systems.

A criminal case under article «Organization of criminal community or participation in it». All of the defendants have been arrested.