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SBU detains participants of drug group in the ATO area

The SBU officers in cooperation with the Military Prosecutor's Office detained the participants of the organized drug group, which also included the National Police officers, in the ATO area. 

The law enforcers established that drug business was organized by local criminal authorities under "protection" of police officers. The drug dealers sold drug and psychotropic substances to residents of several districts of Donetsk region. 

During searches of suspects’ workplaces and residences, the SBU officers seized more than 1000 tablets of synthetic drugs and almost 2 kg of cannabis, USD 5000, illegal weapons, ammunition, bank cards, on which they received money for the sale of drugs.

 During the detention, one of the offenders, the top officer of the police unit, fired at the special service operatives from the hunting gun.

In the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Article 307 and Article  345 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, four members of the group were detained under  Article  208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine.  All detainees were notified of suspicion in committing the crime.

The  urgent investigative and operational actions are under way. 

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