Ex-Narcotics Official Detained on Suspicion of Dealing

MOSCOW, April 24 (RIA Novosti) – A former head of a Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) Moscow department has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the drug trade, the Investigative Committee said on Wednesday.

From 2010-11, Grant Akopyan, head of the FSKN CID department in Moscow, sold narcotic substances to people from former Soviet republics, the committee said in a press release.

A criminal case was earlier opened into the sale of more than 20 kilograms of heroin involving several unidentified FSKN officers.

The FSKN has been unavailable for comment on the case.


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