Bukovyna: SBU blocks drug lab
SBU officers in cooperation with the National Police under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office in Chernivtsi region exposed the activity of organized group specializing in large-scale manufacturing and sale of drugs.
The SBU operatives established that five Chernivtsi residents organized a mobile lab for amphetamine manufacturing. For conspiracy, “drug barons” rented various minivans, constantly changing the location. In the rented transport, they “assembled” equipment for manufacturing of psychotropic drugs. Criminals sold drugs via extensive network of dealers.
According to the SBU, the average monthly “production” volume reached about five kilos of amphetamine.
In the framework of criminal proceeding initiated by Part 3 of Article 307 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine law enforcers detained organizer of the drug lab in one of district centres of the region.
In the course of authorized investigations, the SBU officers exposed about seven liters of liquid amphetamine and equipment for drugs manufacturing at the places of residence and the temporary stay of drug dealers. The cost of the seized drugs on the “black market” is about UAH 500,000 (USD 18,518).
The investigative actions are under way.
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