Belarusian customs officials stopped the import of another large batch of psychotropic drugs into the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union: 182 kg of psychotropic drugs were intended to be moved across the Belarusian-Polish border, hiding them in an industrial fan.
The MAN truck was traveling from Serbia through the checkpoint «Kozlovichi». A 42-year-old Serbian citizen, the driver of a road train, provided documents for the import of a batch of industrial equipment for customs clearance.
Brest customs officers, in cooperation with border guards, decided to send the truck for inspection using X-ray inspection complex. The results of the received scan indicated the presence of additional charges in the cargo compartment, which was confirmed by further customs inspection.
As a result, 89 polymer bags with tablets and powder and and two polymer bags with a light brown substance, were extracted from the moving industrial fan. The service dog's reaction indicated the possible presence of prohibited substances in them.
According to the expert opinion of the Department of the State Committee of Forensic Examinations for the Brest region, the items submitted for research are particularly dangerous psychotropic substances of three types: MDMA, amphetamine and methamphetamine.
The total weight of illegally moved amphetamine-type psychostimulants, which cause rapid mental dependence, is almost 182 kg: this amount of psychotropic drugs would be enough for more than 600 thousand doses. And the total value on the black market reaches more than 3.5 million US dollars.
A preventive measure in the form of detention was applied against a Serbian citizen who acted by prior agreement in a group of persons.
Brest customs opened a criminal case in accordance with part 2 of article 328-1 (illegal movement of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their precursors or analogues across the customs border). The sanction of this article provides for imprisonment for a term of up to 10 years.
The customs authorities, in cooperation with the Drug Control Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, carry out further operational and other measures.
Based on the materials of the Brest Customs