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Odesa: SBU blocks smuggling of psychotropic substances from Africa

In Odessa, SBU officers jointly with the Prosecutor's Office blocked the smuggling of psychotropic substances from Africa into our country.

The SBU operatives established that a refugee from an African country organised smuggling to Ukraine of drug consignments containing especially dangerous psychotropic substance cathinone*. The dealer received the “goods” from his acquaintances via an international postal service. According to the SBU, the man transported a part of psychotropic drugs to the EU countries.

Law enforcers documented an attempt to receive a foreign ‘package’ with over 4 kg of drug substance.

Within the framework criminal proceedings opened under Part 2 of Art. 305 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the criminal was served a notice of suspicion of committing a crime and the issue of choosing a measure of restraint is being settled.

The investigative actions on identifying other persons probably involved in drug business are under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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