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Chernihiv region: SBU stops operation of drug production lab

The SBU officers uncovered a drug lab specialising on production of especially dangerous narcotic and psychotropic substance in Chernihiv.

The SBU operatives established that two residents of the regional centre organized a drug production lab in a private garage.

The drug dealers produced  over 2 kilos of psychotropic drugs monthly, SBU informs, gaining about UAH 300,000 (USD 11,320) from selling the stuff. The criminal sold the “goods” through an extensive network of dealers. Also drugs could be ordered through the Internet.

The SBU officers detained two criminals on their preparation for selling yet another consignment of psychotropic drugs. Trying to eliminate the evidence of the illegal activity, the offenders set fire to the premises where the drugs were produced.

During the authorized searches, the law enforcers seized nearly a kilo of amphetamine, as well as chemical substances and equipment for its production. Seized items and substances are sent for examination.

The investigative and operative actions in the framework of criminal proceeding initiated by Part 2 of Article 307 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are ongoing. The issue about serving a notice of suspicion to the detainees and choosing a measure of restraint is being settled.

The detection operation was conducted jointly with the National Police under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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