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Turkish citizens arrested for 38 kg of heroin smuggle attempt in Kyiv
19:05, 16 November 2016
Turkish citizens arrested for 38 kg of heroin smuggle attempt in Kyiv

Citizens of Turkey were trying to take a party of particularly dangerous drugs from Kyrgyzstan to Europe through Ukraine transit

19:05, 16 November 2016

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Dniprovskiy District Court in Kyiv sentenced three Turkish citizens who were trying to smuggle 38 kg of heroin to ten years in prison. This was reported by the press service of the Prosecutor's Office in Kyiv.

Turkish citizens were trying to transit through Ukraine from Kyrgyzstan to Europe a party of particularly dangerous drugs.

"During the investigation, which was held in the premises of the capital's entertainment complex where foreigners lived and the search in their car, law enforcement officers confiscated 109 parcels with powdered substance of a total weight of 38 kg," the statement says.

According to the conclusions of the experts, confiscated substance contained extremely dangerous narcotic drug - heroin.

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By the verdict of the Court, which upheld the position of the Prosecutor's Office of Kyiv, three citizens of the Republic of Turkey were found guilty of an offense under Part 3, Article 307 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (illegal acquisition, storage and transportation for the purpose of selling of narcotics in especially large size) and sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment with property confiscation.

Earlier UNICEF reported that Ukrainian youngsters consume less alcohol and drugs. The level of those vastly decreased in 2015, UNICEF’s representative in Ukraine Giovanna Barberis said.

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