88 tons of poppy containing the drug transported by road and rail, revealed Vitebsk customs officers. On the facts of committing a crime check is being conducted (video)
Vitebsk customs officers revealed two facts of import of 88 tons of poppy containing poppy straw - dangerous drug. In two cases, the sender was the same Latvian company, and the recipients were two Kazakhstan companies.
The first truck with 22 tons of ”food poppy“ followed from Latvia to Kazakhstan through Grigorovschina checkpoint. Vitebsk customs officers sent the product samples for examination: an expert of Novopolotsk Department of the State Forensic Examination Committee of the Republic of Belarus in samples of food poppy found the poppy straw - narcotic drug.
A few weeks later, a freight wagon, which followed the same route, arrived at Polotsk customs clearance departmental point. The carriage contained 66 tons of food poppy.
The expert’s opinion on this good was similar - food poppy contained a dangerous narcotic prohibited from being imported into the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Currently, the poppy is seized. Regarding both facts, Vitebsk Customs conducts a check in accordance with Article 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Belarus on the facts of committing a crime under Part 1 of Article 328-1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus.
Since the beginning of the year, Vitebsk customs officers have stopped the import into the territory of the EAEU of more than 140 kg of narcotic drugs and more than 560 medical products containing narcotic or psychotropic substances.