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Zakarpattia region: SBU blocks large-scale heroin smuggling to EU

SBU Office in Zakarpattia region blocked a large-scale heroin smuggling to one of the EU countries. 

The law-enforcement officers stopped a car with construction materials at the border-crossing point “Uzhhorod”. During the customs inspection of the vehicle, law-enforcement officers detected suspicious packages hidden in plywood sheets.

Express-test showed that the packages contained herion. The law-enforcement officers have already checked part of the cargo, and each examined plywood sheet contained narcotics. The overall weight of seized narcotics amounts to 374 kilos.

The investigation is ongoing upon the fact of criminal attempt of narcotics smuggling (Part 2 Art. 15, Part 3 Art. 305 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The sources of supply, drug-dealers and customers are being identified.

The operation was conducted jointly with the State Border Guard Service under the legal supervision of the Prosecutor's Office in Zakarpattia region.

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