Moscow: Russian police have smashed a gang supplying synthetic narcotics to Russia from China and seized 80 kg of drugs, the Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) reported Thursday.
The smuggling gang, including two Russian brothers and a dozen Chinese couriers, was discovered when one of the Russians tried to send parcels containing 500 grams of synthetic drugs to Novosibirsk and Vladivostok from a post office in the city of Perm.
Perm drug police then found a cache of 26 kg of various narcotics.
The drugs were disguised in transit as additives to animal feed and solid beverages, the FSKN said.
All 12 detainees may face up to 20 years in prison for narcotics trafficking.