Russian citizen on trial for drug smuggling

Astravets district court began the hearing of the criminal case on drug trafficking charges brought against a 46-year-old citizen of Russia on 20 November.

As the Investigative Committee previously reported, when the Russian citizen was traveling from Lithuania to Belarus, border guards found a stash in his car. It contained more than 290 kg of hashish packed in more than three thousand tiles. He planned to sell the hashish in Russia.

Confiscated drugs. Photo –

The Russian citizen was taken into custody. The detainee was charged with the purchase, storage and transportation of drugs on a large scale (Part 3 of Art. 328 of the Criminal Code of Belarus), as well as drug smuggling across the customs border of the EEU committed by a group of individuals.