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SBU blocks regular drug smuggling into Ukraine

The SBU officers in Kyiv finished regular operation of ceasing smuggling of drugs and psychotropic substances into Ukraine.

The SBU operatives established that a Kyiv resident ordered drugs by post from North America. To sell drugs, in particular synthetic drug LSD, criminal used “caches” in the Kyiv central districts. The customers transferred money for “product” to the bankcards.

In course of the pre-trial investigation, the law enforcers collected evidence of illegal activity, documented clients and methods of movement of goods across the national border of Ukraine. According to the SBU information, the dealer daily sold drugs amounting over UAH 20,000 (USD 755).

The SBU officers detained the drug dealer in Pechersk district of Kyiv on receiving regular package containing over 1000 of LSD “marks”.

During searches in the rented apartment, the operatives seized additional 3,000 of LSD “marks”, 100 pills of MDMA psychotropic substance, special equipment for packaging and weighing of drugs.

The detainee was notified of suspicion of committing a crime stipulated by Part 4 Article 305 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Urgent investigative actions are ongoing.

Information: LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) - “reference” mindbender. It is a very toxic agent. LSD occurs as fluid, powder and as multicolored marks, similar to postmarks (their base paper is penetrated with narcotic fluid). Single LSD intoxication can damage brain and mind, cause psychosis and schizophrenia. The mentioned drug induces psychosis and after regular usage - strikes mind forever.

MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) – semisynthetic psychoactive substance from amphetamine series, belonging to phenethylamines group, is popularly known as “ecstasy” (slang).

As a result of taking these drugs could develop deep depression, achieving the psychosis stage, - in other words, the sick persons are forced to commit absurd, incomprehensible and often tragic actions (e.g. suicide) because of their depressed condition.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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