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Kherson region: SBU blocks smuggling of 12 kilos of mercury

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine in Kherson region blocked the smuggling of heavy poisonous substance (mercury) from Ukraine to one of the neighboring countries.  

SBU operatives established that the local resident tried to illegally 12 kilos of mercury over the state border. The “businessman” planned to sell the “goods” abroad for USD 12,000.

Law enforcers arrested the suspect at the Kuchurgan BCP of the Southern Customs, during an attempt to illegally transfer mercury hidden in a rubber warming bottle.

The offender has been issued a notice of suspicion in committing the crime stipulated by Part 1 Article 15 and Part 1 Article 201 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The investigative actions are under way.

The detection operation was conducted jointly with the State Border Guards Service of Ukraine under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office.

SBU Press Centre


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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