Saturday, August 12, 2006

Metals: Two arrested in St Petersburg for selling mercury

The Press Service of The Ministry of The Interior of Russia, reports two have been caught selling mercury in Saint Petersburg after the MOI Office for the Northwest Federal District was alerted to two individuals intensively looking for someone to purchase the controlled metal from them.

The Office's investigation bureau tasked to fight organized crime and economic security officers from the FSB Office for Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Region joined their forces to apprehend the active members of a criminal group.

The 37-year-old man from the Vitebsk Region with substantial criminal background and his 32-year-old helper from Armenia were caught with 21 kilos of mercury found in their possession. The operation continued to trace the other members of the criminal gang.

That's it for this session - the other seven posts will be posted later today, Sydney time

Please note: The three posts this session were posted to Jin's blog, The Devil's Advocate, by mistake!