MOSCOW, January 22. /TASS/. Police officers identified almost 50 drug laboratories in the Moscow Region, seizing almost 1,500 kg of drugs in 2020, the Ministry of the Interior told TASS Friday.
"In the last year, 47 drug laboratories were identified in the region. Some of them were found thanks to the information from local residents. The total number of closed drug-related crimes increased by 7.4%. Almost 1,500 kg of narcotic substances were seized," the Ministry reported.
The Ministry noted that the law enforcement continues to actively fight organized crime. In 2020, organized crime groups and associations were tied to almost 500 crimes. Besides, the police eliminated four gangs, charged with 13 robberies and two murders. By the end of 2020, the police documented activity of 40 organized groups with 189 members, who carried out 255 crimes.