Cherkasy region: SBU detains local resident on attempting to sell mercury
SBU officers in cooperation with the National Police under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office detained the resident of the Uman district on attempting to sell three kg of mercury.
The law enforcers established that the offender attempted to sell a highly toxic chemical material of the first class of danger - metallic mercury. He planned to receive UAH 12,000 (USD 462) for the container containing about three kg of mercury.
The law enforcers detained the seller near one of the coffee bars in Uman on receiving money for the chemical material.
The offender was served a notice of suspicion in committing the crime stipulated by Part 4 Article 321 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue of choosing a measure of restraint is being decided.
The pre-trial investigation on establishing the origin of mercury is under way.
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