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Odesa region: SBU blocks smuggling of psychotropic substances to Ukraine

The SBU officers in the Odesa region jointly with border guards and custom officers blocked the smuggling of psychotropic substances to our country.

During the inspection of a vehicle en route from Turkey to the Chornomorsk Seaport via a ferry crossing, law enforcers exposed a consignment of smuggled drug substances. The driver, a citizen of Ukraine, concealed a package with 15,000 vials in the technological cavities of the truck.

According to the express analysis results, the found drugs contain a powerful substance, precursor “pseudoephedrine”, which is used for drugs manufacturing and is forbidden for free circulation.

Investigations are ongoing in the framework of criminal proceeding initiated under Part 2 Article 305 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.


SBU Press Centre


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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