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Kharkiv: SBU blocks smuggling of dangerous psychotropic drugs into Ukraine

In Kharkiv, SBU employees together with the State Border Guard Service blocked an attempt to smuggle into Ukraine dangerous psychotropic substances from an aggressor country.

During the customs control at “Goptivka” international checkpoint, law enforcement officers seized from Ukrainian citizens three packages of psychotropic substance PVP with a total weight of almost one kilo. The woman tried to smuggle the psychotropics by hiding some of the “product” on her body and in the package from under the coffee. According to the preliminary estimates, the value of the seized drug is about USD 20,000.

Investigations, in the framework of criminal proceeding initiated by Part 3 of art. 305 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are ongoing; the detainee received a notice of suspicion.

The investigative actions to establish obstacles and other persons involved in illegal activity are under way.

The Security Service of Ukraine reminds that the smuggling of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and similar products, precursors or counterfeit medicines in particularly large quantities leads to deprivation of liberty from 10 to 12 years with confiscation of property.

SBU Press Centre


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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