SARATOV, April 28Operatives of the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Saratov region covered a large drug laboratory, seized 64 kilograms of “synthetics”, and detained four alleged organizers, the press service of the regional FSB reported.
“The activity of an underground drug laboratory, which specialized in the production of synthetic drugs, has been suppressed… On the territory of a private household in one of the settlements of the Volsky district of the Saratov region, drugs were seized in the amount of 64 kilograms, more than 2 tons of precursors and reagents used in the production of synthetic drugs, as well as special laboratory equipment. Four suspects in the organization and operation of a drug laboratory were detained,” the report says.
The investigative department of the FSB opened a criminal case against the detainees under part 5 of article 228.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Illegal production, sale or transfer of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues”, they were arrested.
“Currently, operational measures are being taken to identify additional episodes of illegal activities and establish their criminal connections,” the department added.