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Lawyer-member of drug gang exposed by SBU is arrested in Rivne region

In the course of the pre-trial investigation, investigators of the SBU Office in Rivne region established and proved the involvement of a local lawyer in the activities of an organized criminal group that smuggled precursors.

Special service operatives have established that residents of Rivne and Lviv regions set up supplies from Europe of psychotropic drugs for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

In June 2017, officers of the SBU together with their Polish counterparts blocked the illegal scheme, detained the organizer and four members of an organized criminal group.

In the course of further investigation, law enforcers established that the "cover" of the criminal activity of drug dealers took place with the complicity of a lawyer, who was put on national wanted list. After eight months of hiding this September, the special service officials detained a fugitive in Rivne, where he came on personal business.

Investigations are ongoing within the framework of criminal proceeding initiated under Part 3 Article 305, Part 2 Article 306, Part 3 Article 311 and Part 3 Article 307 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The Prosecutor's Office served a notice of suspicion to the detainee. The custody was chosen as a measure of restraint.

The indictment on previously detained five members of an organized criminal group has already been referred to the court.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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