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Man planting cannabis in attic detained in Kyiv with $68 000 bail

Source : 112 Ukraine

163 pots with grown plants and about 30 kg of plant-derived substance were removed
22:18, 30 January 2019

Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine

A man, who was planting cannabis in the attic of the high-rise building, was arrested with $68 000 bail in Kyiv. The press-service of the National Police reports this.

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A hothouse with hemp plantations was detected on Lebedev Street. During the search, 163 pots with grown plants and about 30 kg of plant-derived substance were removed from the spot.

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Cannabis in Ukraine is illegal but continues to be produced illicitly. The limit for possession without intent to sell, for which no criminal liability is given, is up to 5 grams of cannabis.

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