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Drugs worth 10 million soms found in apartment of Bishkek resident

Police officers found drugs worth 10 million soms and a laboratory for their production in the apartment of a Bishkek resident. Press service of Ministry of Internal Affairs informs.

«An online store was detected in the Telegram messenger, through which drugs and psychotropic substances were sold on a particularly large scale. Investigators, under the guise of buyers, contacted the administrator of the store and agreed to buy a large batch of mephedrone. The suspect was detained in Bishkek on Chuikov Street,» the statement says.

The following items were found during the search of the detainee’s place of residence — a rented apartment on Turusbekov St.:

-Tray for drying the mephedrone;

— Four canisters with reagents for the manufacture of psychotropic substances;

— 12 vials of ethyl alcohol for washing out;

— Seven packages with psychotropic substance;

— Three bank cards;

— Two cell phones, SIM cards.

The drug lab produced psychotropic substances — mephedrone and alpha-PVP from the prepared semi-finished products. Investigators found 1.5 kilograms of mephedrone and 800 grams of alpha-PVP.

The total value of the seized psychotropic substances reached 9,900 million soms.

The detainee was taken to the temporary detention facility. Pre-trial proceedings are underway.