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The research featured the causes of drug traffic in prisons. The hypothesis is that this crime would be impossible without the participation of employees of the Federal Penitentiary Service. The paper introduces an analysis of statistical data on drug trafficking in Russian prisons. The statistics showed that the level of drug trafficking in prisons remains stable for the last five years, despite the ongoing anti-drug policy of the state, which confirms the abovementioned hypothesis. The study highlighted the role of an employee of the Federal Penitentiary Service in various types of criminal activities related to drug trafficking in prisons. The author analyzed the legal practice of qualifying the actions of prison employees in the field of drug trafficking during their official duties and proposed to introduce uniformity in the qualification of these actions. The paper contains a comparative analysis of a Criminal Investigation Department employee engaged in drug trafficking and a citizen involved in the same crime outside the Criminal Investigation Department. The composition of crimes related to drug trafficking needs an additional qualifying feature for employees of the Federal Penitentiary Service.

drug trafficking, Federal Penitentiary Service officers, official powers, employee as a subject of drug trafficking
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