Pskov city court chose a measure of restraint in the form detention of a Lithuanian citizen who is suspected of drug smuggling. In the truck of the accused customs officers discovered several tons of hashish.
Criminal punishment threatens the driver of the truck Iveco born in 1972, according to the official website of the regional Prosecutor’s office.
It is established that on 18 November 2016 alien, following on trucks from the Republic of Estonia through the customs post “Shumilkino” Pskov customs, “imported into the territory of the Russian Federation in specially equipped hiding place in the cavity of the frame of the trailer truck narcotic substance – hashish”.
All were seized 360 kilograms of this banned substance, reports the official site of the FCS of the Russian Federation.
To find the geocache with the drug helped service dogs, told “Komsomolskaya Pravda” chief state customs inspector of the Pskov customs Natalia Knyazev.
The animal smelled drugs. And then “the analysis of x-ray image obtained using MIS (mobile inspection complex)” it was established that in the frame of the load compartment of the truck “are suspicious”. They were “rectangular convolution with a hard substance wrapped in duct tape”.
According to Knyazeva, in operation on detention of the drug trafficker was attended by the staff of management on fight against smuggling of the FCS of Russia, North-Western operational customs and Pskov, as well as experts of FSB of the Russian Federation.
The detainee is charged with part 4 of article 229.1 of the criminal code (“Illegal movement across the customs border of the customs Union within the Eurasian economic community of narcotic drugs in especially large size”). It provides for punishment up to life term of imprisonment.
Measure alleged drug trafficker identified at Sunday, November 27. The progress and results of the investigation controlled by the Prosecutor’s office of Pskov region.