The Russian FSS and the American DEA with a common speculation against the drug cartel (VIDEO)

The Russian FSS and the American DEA with a common speculation against the drug cartel.

A special operation by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSS) and the US Drug Enforcement Administration has dismantled a transnational criminal group smuggling cocaine from South America to Russia and other European countries.

330 kilograms of cocaine were seized, which could provide profits of one billion rubles, the Russian service announced. The Russian investigation into the FSS has detained members of the group - citizens of different countries, arrested in Moscow, and has opened criminal cases.

During the first stage of the operation in May in St. Petersburg, a drug courier with 1 kilogram of cocaine was detained. In June, other members of the group and one of its organizers were arrested in Moscow with 34 kilograms of cocaine, and in November, a hideout of at least 295 kilograms was discovered in the Moscow region.

A video released by the FSS showed civilian agents arresting suspects traveling by car, as well as confiscated drugs and money. The operation is a rare example of cooperation between Russia and the United States, whose relations are in deep crisis, AFP notes.

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