Yaroslavl customs officers found about 1 kg of substance in a parcel from China
The customs officers found about 1 kg of the substance "pregabalin" in a parcel from China sent to a resident of Yaroslavl. The man was detained when receiving cargo at the point of the city's express delivery service. That was a result of joint operational search activities of officers of the Yaroslavl customs and the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Yaroslavl region.
The package contained a transparent colorless polymer material with a white crystalline substance weighing 997.76 grams. The examination found that the seized powder contains in its composition a substance "pregabalin". This is an antiepileptic drug that has a narcotic effect. To import it to Russia you must have documents confirming the prescription of the drug to an individual.
Customs officers found that the detainee ordered a medical drug on one of the Internet trading platforms for personal consumption without a prescription or recommendations from a doctor.
On the fact of illegal movement across the border of strong substances Yaroslavl customs opened a criminal case under part 1 of article 226.1 of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation. The article provides for a penalty of up to 7 years ' imprisonment with a fine of up to one million rubles. Investigation is being carried out.
"Pregabalin" is included into the List of potent substances approved by the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 29.12.2007 No. 964.