Minsk customs officials stopped two attempts to send psychotropic substances by mail
Minsk customs officers of Minskaya Pochta customs clearance point elicited two facts of illegal movement of psychotropic substances.
Conducting customs control of international postal items, which followed from one sender from Tajikistan to two residents of the Minsk region, customs officers found an undeclared plant mass of brown color pressed into granules. Personal items were declared in both parcels in customs declarations. In the first case, the mass of the substance was almost 14 grams, in the second - about 16 grams.
Experts of the Customs Laboratory and the State Committee of Forensic Expertise have established that the transferred plant mass contains a particularly dangerous psychotropic substance not used for medical purposes - harmin (a plant alkaloid causing a hallucinogenic effect).
Minsk regional customs initiated the criminal cases regarding the fact of illegal movement of psychotropic substances across the customs border of the Eurasian Economic Union in accordance with Part 2 of Art. 328-1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus.
In 2017, Minsk regional customs prevented 42 facts of movement of psychotropic substances, narcotic drugs, precursors and poisonous substances in international postal mails. More than 2kg of such substances have been seized from the illegal turnover of all.