Law enforcers of Kyiv region shut down the drug lab that produced some 150 kilograms of synthetic drugs every month. Press department of the Office of Prosecutor General reported that on Monday.
"A member of criminal gang was detained and notified of suspicion of illegal production and sale of drugs (...)", reads the message.
The culprits built the lab in Lyubumivka village, Kyiv region; there, they produced dozens of kilograms of alpha-PVP, the psychostimulant. They sold drugs across the network in Kyiv and Kyiv region.
During the previous year, the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) shut down 15 drug labs and seized 1,704 kilograms of drugs from illegal turnover. Besides, the agency seized smuggled items for the total sum of 18.25 million U.S. dollars. The SBU press office reported that on January 21.
"Quite frequently, drugs become the smuggled items. Actually, the workers of the SBU revealed 64 such cases during the year. Among these was a case of transit movement of 750 kilograms of captagon across Ukraine; this is known as the war drug of the Islamic State", the authority said.
The SBU also blocked seven shipments of big loads of cocaine across Pivdenny seaport in Odesa. The drugs were hidden in containers loaded with fruit.