The Department of the National Security Committee of Almaty city had eliminated the activities of an underground laboratory for synthetic drugs production. On October 24, 2019, as a result of operational-search measures, a resident of Almaty city “A”, who organized its functioning, was detained.
About 2 kg of synthetic drugs (equivalent to about 2 thousand single doses) and 526 liters of precursors that were sent to the forensic chemical examination were seized in the laboratory premises.
The sale of the finished psychotropic drug was carried out through online stores in the social messengers «Telegram» and «VIPole».
Business cards and lighters with the logo of one of the largest online drug stores «Altyn Orda», were also seized at the place of residence of detainee «A».
On this fact, the Department of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan of Almaty city initiated a criminal case under part 3 of the article 277 of the Criminal Code. The detained person was placed in a pre-trial detention center; pre-trial investigation continues.
The measures were carried out jointly with the prosecutor's office of Almaty city, which provided tight control over the legality of the special operation carried out by the national security bodies.
National Security Committee
The Republic of Kazakhstan