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Donetsk region: SBU exposes drug-dealing group that included employee of State Emergency Service

Organised group specialising in the production and sale of drugs and psychotropic substances was detected and blocked in Dobropillia city, Donetsk region.

SBU operatives established that two local residents, including an employee of the fire and rescue unit of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service of Donetsk region, have arranged a drug lab in the private residence. There, they produced almost 50 grams of amphetamine and methamphetamine daily.

Criminals sold the manufactured “goods” on the territory of the region through the so-called “implants”. Preliminary estimates put monthly profit of the drug dealers at about UAH 500,000 (circa USD 20,000). 

Law enforcers detained the employee of the State Emergency Service according to Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine near the workplace on his attempt to sell another batch of amphetamine.

During the sanctioned investigative actions law enforcers seized 12 packs of finished product, equipment for its manufacturing, six boxes of cannabis and 55 pills containing pseudoephedrine. Officers also found illegally obtained cash.

The seized drugs and psychotropic substances are sent for examination.   

Within the framework of the criminal proceedings stipulated by Part 2 Art. 307 (“Illegal production, making, purchasing, storage, transportation, sending or sale of narcotics, psychotropic substances or their analogues”) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine the pre-trial investigation for bringing other member of the group to the criminal responsibility and establishment of other persons involved in illegal activities is ongoing.

The issue about serving a notice of suspicion in committing a crime to the detainee and choosing a measure of restraint is now being settled.

The detection of the offenders was conducted jointly with the Military Prosecutor's Office of the Donetsk Garrison and investigators of the State Bureau of Investigation.   

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