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Smolensk region citizen who arrived to Penza to sell drugs sentenced to 7 years in prison

11:40 | 12.04.2016 | Crime

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Penza, 12 April 2016. PenzaNews. A 24-yearold citizen of the Smolensk region who intended to sell drugs in Penza was sentenced to 7 years in a high-security penal colony.

Smolensk region citizen who arrived to Penza to sell drugs sentenced to 7 years in prison

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“It was established that the citizen in question, while in Smolensk, got in collusion with a person whose identity has not been established by the investigator – he became the main figure of a separate criminal case – and agreed to act as a drug pusher. The man was to receive information about drug locations from the unidentified person, take the drugs and transport them to other cities to set up drug stashes, in return for a pay,” ulia Makarova, senior assistant attorney of the region in media relations, told PenzaNews.

The unidentified person in question illegally purchased 1.3 kg of drug substance, shipped it to Penza online and informed the Smolensk region citizen about the location of the stash.

“In accordance with his role, the man arrived to Penza to the designated address to take the drug. However, the culprit’s criminal activities were cut short, as the law enforcement officers had replaced the drug stash with a dummy package beforehand, and subsequently arrested the Smolensk region citizen,” she said.

Also, the criminal was found to have had been in possession of a batch of mephedrone drug while in Smolensk, she pointed out.

“The man fully admitted to the crimes,” she stressed.

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