2008-04-18 14:11:00

Ulyanovsk police search local branch office of Church of Scientology

Ulyanovsk, April 18, Interfax - Law enforcement officers have searched the office of the Narconon Center of Promoting Healthy Lifestyle in the town of Dimitrovgrad in Ulyanovsk region.

"The search of the building was carried out as part of the criminal case over illegal enterprise, launched by the investigative committee of the Dimitrovgrad police department," the regional police department said in a press statement on Friday.

"Everything that was seized during the search, and the questioning of clients shows that Narconon was doing medical and education activities without licenses," the statement said.

The investigation is underway.

Narconon is a subsidiary of the Church of Scientology that has been recognized by Russian experts as a totalitarian destructive sect. The organization was founded in the United States in the mid 1960s.