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Rivne region: SBU detains organizer and members of contraband drug traffic with UAH one million monthly income

The Security Service of Ukraine blocked the activities of interregional organized group whose members were engaged in smuggling of precursors and sale of methamphetamine in the territory of Rivne and Volyn regions.

Previously convicted resident of Rivne organized drug trafficking. The criminal group also included married couple from Volyn, which directly carried out contraband supplies to Ukraine of «Cirrus» pills, containing pseudoephedrine. They processed the precursor in drug lab, equipped in private household of another group member in Rivne. The dealers sold ready "product” by retail to local drug addicts. According to preliminary estimates, such "business" brought more than one million hryvnias of illegal profits per month.

In early October, law-enforcement officers arrested the couple of smugglers at the customs post “Ustiluh" of Volyn customs during another attempt to remove over one hundred thousand of pills containing pseudoephedrine. In the meantime, the organizer of the deal and another accomplice were detained in Rivne region.

During searches at the residence and in the back regions of involved persons as well as in drug lab the law-enforcement officers detected many precursors and drugs packaged and prepared for pushing.

In the framework of initiated criminal proceeding the offenders were served notices of suspicion in committing a crime stipulated under Art. 305 (“Smuggling of narcotics, psychotropic substances, their analogues and precursors”) and Art. 311 (“Illegal production, making, purchasing, storage, transportation, sending or sale of narcotics, psychotropic substances or their analogues”) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Investigative actions are ongoing.

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