Two local residents, convicted repeatedly before, were detained in St. Petersburg. It was known, previously, that they were hiding the drugs in a truck carrying fruit,’ Volk detailed.
According to the officer, the security guards blocked the activities of an international drug trafficking group supplying cocaine to Russia from Latin America.
A criminal case was initiated for the investigation under the article on the illegal sale of drugs. All the participants in the criminal scheme are in the process of identification.
Two days ago, Russian authorities had seized 200 kilograms of marijuana from a subway plantation in Moscow´s region where a suspect was arrested for manufacturing drugs, the spokeswoman added.
According to Volk, since October last year, a citizen of one of the Asian countries found a part-time job as a courier. An unknown person suggested him to grow cannabis and also provided a room for that purpose.
‘We identified that the substance seized is a narcotic cannabis (marijuana) with a total weight of more than 190 kilograms,’ he concluded.