Another one attempt to import marijuana into the territory of the EAEU was stopped by Gomel customs officers. Since the beginning of the year 141 criminal cases regarding the facts of movement of drugs and psychotropic substances have been initiated by the Belarusian customs.
Gomel customs officers stopped the illegal import of marijuana into the territory of the EAEU during the customs control of the passenger train «Kiev-St. Petersburg»
Initially, the service dog indicated the presence of prohibited substances in one of the cars of the train, which followed from Ukraine. During customs operations, a plastic bag with a substance of plant origin of green color was found in the non-working vestibule.
After that, the train passenger was installed . It was the citizen of Ukrainе. A substance similar to a narcotic – marijuana, was found in his personal things.
The detected substances were sent for expertise to the Department of the State Forensic Examination Committee in the Gomel region, where experts confirmed their classification as a dangerous narcotic drug -marijuana, not used for medical purposes.
29-year-old citizen of Ukraine was detained. Gomel customs initiated a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under part 1 of article 328-1 of the Criminal code of the Republic of Belarus.
Since the beginning of 2019 141 criminal cases regarding the facts of movement of drugs and psychotropic substances across the customs border have been initiated by Belarusian customs officers. More than 623 kg of drugs and 8 thousand tablets containing psychotropic substances were confiscated from illegal circulation.