Police bust criminal group using postal service for drug delivery
Police have arrested two members of a criminal gang for selling cocaine, cannabis and other drugs through postal services to clients abroad, including to Germany, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Belgium and Italy.
According to authorities the men, who had been operating since last February, had three of their packages intercepted in Chicago a few days earlier, one of which contained half a kilo of ketamine. The others contained 248 ecstasy pills and a substance banned by the US Food and Drug Administration.
U.S. customs authorities had confiscated another two packages with illegal substances in February.
In the meantime, 10 more such packages sent to various countries abroad were intercepted in April.
– A package containing an electronic device, with drugs hidden in its packaging.
– 885.4 grams of cannabis
– 141 narcotic pills (including ecstasy)
– 1.0 grams of ecstasy in crystalline form
– 184 anabolic pills
– 82 vials of anabolic drugs
– Eight syringes containing an anabolic substance
– three precision scales
– 700 euros and five phones
– a car and packaging material
– two computer hard disks and a device for air-tight packaging
The suspects have been charged with forming a criminal organisation and trafficking in narcotics and illegal anabolic drugs, as well as breaking sports laws.