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SBU detains interregional drug group

SBU officers blocked the activities of an interregional organized group specializing in drug trafficking, in particular, cannabis.

The law enforcers established that two drug dealers that were involved in the group, raised cannabis in the territory of the private household of one of the offenders in Mykolaiv region. They transported the finished “goods” to the accomplices in Odesa for sale through the extensive network of dealers. According to the preliminary information, the average monthly profit from the illegal business was about UAH 100,000 (USD 3,846).

The SBU officers detained four offenders after the sale of the subsequent drug consignment.

During the authorized searches in the offenders’ residences, the law enforcers seized about 20 kg of marijuana. The uncovered drugs were sent for examination.

The issue of serving a notice of suspicion in committing the crime and choosing the measure of restraint are being decided. The investigative actions in the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 2 Article 307 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine on identifying other offenders involved in the criminal activity are under way.

The operation was conducted jointly with the Prosecutor's Office and the Police.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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