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Cherkasy - SBU blocks smuggling of special means for information recording

Cherkasy-based SBU officers blocked the smuggling of special means for information recording (STZ) into Ukraine.

Law enforcers found that a local businessman organized an illegal transfer of special equipment from one of the countries of East Asia. The businessman was receiving the smuggled products through international postal services. He was looking for clients on specialized Internet forums. The SBU operatives documented several facts of the illegal sale of STZ.

The SBU officers detained the offender in the regional centre on receiving yet another parcel.

During searches at the place of residence and in the office of the offender, law enforcement officers found almost 300 STZ items. The found items have been sent for examination.

The detainee was served a notice of suspicion in committing the crime.

The urgent investigative and operative actions in the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 1 Article 201 and Part 2 Article 359 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are under way.

The operation was conducted jointly with the SBU office in Rivne Region and the Prosecutor's Office.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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