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SBU reveals 5 tons of cannabis harvest in Kirovohrad region (video)

The SBU together with the Police and the Prosecutor’s Office revealed a huge harvest of drug containing cannabis with a general weight of 5 tons in Holovanivskyi district in Kirovohrad region.

Three local citizens previously prosecuted for drug dealing cultivated elite sorts of marihuana using up-to-date agronomy. After harvesting, they dried the cannabis in specially equipped premises, milled it and packed. The plantation was surrounded by a high fence.

In the process of search, the SBU officers confiscated a number of thousands of items of packed cannabis. Such harvest is estimated more than 15 mln UAH in “black market”.

In addition, the law enforcers revealed RGD-5 grenades with igniters, traumatic guns, many rounds of different caliber and magazines to Kalashnikov gun.

A criminal case under Part 3 Article 307, Part 2 Article 310 and Part 1 Article 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is launched.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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