Employees of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region opened 47 criminal cases in 2022 on the illegal circulation of alcohol. In total, over 15,000 decaliters of counterfeit alcohol were seized from illegal circulation during the specified period.
Such data are provided by the head of the Information and Public Relations Department of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for the region Vyacheslav Stepchenko. According to him, law enforcement officers revealed more than 3,000 administrative offenses in the field of handling alcoholic beverages, and also liquidated ten clandestine factories for the production of surrogate alcohol.
The measures taken by the police helped to reduce the consumption of alcohol by the residents of St. Petersburg. Thus, the number of crimes committed by drunken citizens decreased by 9% compared to last year, the department noted.
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