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The police seized 100 kilograms of narcotics in the form of crystals, 1.5 tons of liquid narcotics, 4 tons of chemical reagents and more than 600 kilograms of precursors. The organization sold the substances online.

https://www.gazeta.ru/social/2019/11/19/12820352.shtml

(original in Russian - the video is quite illustrative)

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“440 kg of drugs (MDMA, a-PVP, mephedrone, hash) were seized from illegal trafficking,” the FSB said. Specialists estimate the retail value of the seized drugs at 650 million rubles.

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Moscow without drugs: the largest laboratory liquidated
Ministry of Internal Affairs: the largest drug laboratory in Russia has been liquidated in the Moscow Region
11/19/2019, 09:57


Law enforcement authorities liquidated the largest synthetic drug production laboratory in the country over the past few years. The illegal enterprise produced 1.5 tons of banned substances every month, which were then distributed via the Internet. Two chemists, a courier and the alleged organizer of the laboratory, were detained. They face imprisonment up to life.
In Moscow, the largest illicit substance production laboratory in Russia over the past few years has been liquidated. According to the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Irina Volk , about 1.5 tons of synthetic drugs were produced there every month.


Illegal production was located in the Serpukhov district in the south of the region on the premises of a former farm on a plot with a total area of about 4 hectares, the representative of the department noted. Law enforcers detained drug lab workers red-handed - during the operation, the production process in the shops was in full swing.
During the searches, 100 kg of drugs in crystallized form were seized, 1.5 tons in liquid form, 4 tons of chemical reagents, over 600 kg of precursors, seven chemical reactors worth from 200 to 500 thousand rubles. each and different laboratory equipment.
Three suspects in the production and distribution of drugs were detained at the scene - a courier-mortgage agent and chemists-technologists. All of them are citizens of Ukraine. Later, the alleged organizer of the laboratory was installed and also detained.
At the request of the investigation, they were all arrested. A preliminary investigation of the criminal group is ongoing.
The investigation found that the group acted according to a clearly structured criminal scheme - from drug production to their sale. Sales were carried out through the online store on the darknet, the shadow part of the network.

A criminal case has been instituted on the fact of illegal production and sale of drugs on an especially large scale (part 3 of article 30, part 5 of article 228.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Arrestees face 15 years in prison up to life.
As noted in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as a result of the operation, law enforcement authorities stopped 18 drug deliveries to the Novosibirsk, Tver, Vladimir, Kursk, Kaluga, Arkhangelsk regions, Tatarstan, Buryatia, Khabarovsk and Primorsky Territories. “In addition, the retail chains of illicit substances in four regions of Russia have been eliminated,” said Wolf.

On the eve of November 18, the FSB announced another drug laboratory identified in the Moscow Region. The department explained that the citizens of the Russian Federation and Ukraine were engaged in the production and distribution through the Internet of especially large batches of synthetic drugs.
Three suspected drug dealers were detained in the act. Law enforcers ransacked private homes and seized the drug mephedrone, a cheap chemical analogue of cocaine, weighing more than 41 kg, as well as at least 500 liters of drug-containing liquid, laboratory equipment, and chemical reagents, the FSB said.
A criminal case has been instituted against detainees under an article on the manufacture of narcotic drugs on an especially large scale (part 5 of article 228.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
On November 13, the FSB also reported that agency officials liquidated one of the largest online stores in the Russian darknet that was distributing drugs.

Market couriers delivered prohibited substances from St. Petersburg to Tomsk.
“440 kg of drugs (MDMA, a-PVP, mephedrone, hash) were seized from illegal trafficking,” the FSB said. Specialists estimate the retail value of the seized drugs at 650 million rubles.
The liquidation operation of the online store was carried out in the Tver, Voronezh, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Saratov, Tyumen, Tomsk and Chelyabinsk regions. As a result, seven employees of the online platform were detained, all of them worked as couriers. Among the citizens held accountable, there is not a single organizer of the store.
According to operational data, two of the detained couriers were responsible for particularly large parties - they delivered up to 300 kg of drugs from Moscow and St. Petersburg to regional cities. Another five people transported smaller lots of up to 50 kg to various regions.

With regard to couriers, the FSB investigative unit opened seven criminal cases under the article on the illegal production, sale or transfer of narcotic drugs (part 5 of article 228.1 of the Criminal Code). Now they are all in jail .



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The information is exaggerated.
The media receives some of the truthful information.
And in court, a slightly larger part is revealed.

As a result, only the FSB and drug trafficking know the truth.

And in truth, there are mostly precursors.
Even when they took workshops, they didn’t take so much.
Estimate how much they took and how many reagents and equipment they needed to get these volumes.

If there is even 100kg.
What is unlikely.
That synthesis is not in one week.
And the substances that were disclosed did not go from abroad.
They are made in Russia.
What does bromone ketone be a drug. Like phenyl nitropropene.

I declare to you that the largest suppliers in Russia sell no more than 100 kg of mephedrone per month.
And then someone was able to get. Here it is clearly wound.

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I do not know how the law in Russia regarding drugs is, but for example in the United States the judicial sentence (years of imprisonment) is based on the calculation of finished product according to the amount of precursors that are seized.

For a quick example: in a raid the police find 10 grams of methamphetamine and 200 liters of phenyl-2-propanone plus an equivalent amount of HCL methylamine, say 200 kilos.

The conviction is not going to be for a few grams of meth, which can be for personal consumption. But for the estimate that could be made with the precursors mentioned. That is, half life, if not more ...

In Gazeta's news says they could be sentenced to life imprisonment ...