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SBU in Transcarpathian region blocks major heroin smuggling to EU

SBU officers in Transcarpathian region jointly with the State Border Guard Service under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office blocked the smuggling of a large batch of heroin to the EU.

During the customs examination at the “Luzhanka” check-point, law enforcers apprehended a national from a country in Southeast Asia. Packages of heroin with a total weight of almost 30 kilos were seized from specially fitted caches in his car. The cost of the seized “goods” on the “black market” reaches over EUR 1,000,000.

In the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 2 of Art. 15 and Part 2 of Art. 305 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine the foreign national received a notice of suspicion.

In order to identify all episodes of the illegal activity the investigative actions are ongoing.

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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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