Employees of the Federal Customs Service of Russia detained a man while receiving a parcel with 3 kg of testosterone at one of the express delivery points in Khimki. About it reported in the press service of the department.
“At one of the express delivery points in Khimki, operatives detained a 35-year-old Russian man while receiving a parcel with a potent substance,” the report said.
The man accepted a parcel from China, which he ordered not for the first time. It is clarified that he had previously repeatedly ordered testosterone in large quantities, after which he “crushed it into small doses and sent it throughout Russia by courier service.”
According to the Federal Customs Service, the Russian was previously convicted of serious and especially serious crimes. A criminal case has been initiated against him. Which article exactly is not specified.
A similar situation occurred in the summer of 2023. In July, employees of the Vladimir customs detained A 36-year-old resident of Kovrov upon receiving a parcel with 198 grams of testosterone from China. A criminal case was opened against him under Part 1 of Art. 226.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (smuggling of potent substances), which provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 7 years with a fine of up to 1 million rubles.
In 2007 the government limited importation of drugs containing testosterone into Russia. Previously in the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported, that in many foreign countries the purchase, storage and sale of steroid hormones is not a criminal offense, although these drugs are recognized there as potent. “After ordering and payment by the buyer, the seller sends potent drugs from the territory of another state by mail to the buyer in Russia. As part of operational search operations, the parcel with steroids is tracked already on the territory of the Russian Federation and the recipient is detained at the post office upon receipt as a smuggler,” the department explained.