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Married couples arrested for illegal sale of poppy straw in Kharkiv region

Three cases of the illegal sale were confirmed, - local police press office
11:41, 15 March 2019

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Married couples in Kharkiv region, northeastern Ukraine were busted with selling poppy straw to the drug addicts. The law enforcers managed to confirm three cases before arresting the culprits.

According to the press office of Kharkiv regional police branch, the first case was observed in Solonytsivka village. The local drug addicts bought some mixture of poppy straw and poppy seeds from a local entrepreneur. They paid about seven dollars for 500 gram-pack of the mixture.

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Another case was reported in Chuguiv town, where the 27-year-old lady was selling a similar mixture from the car; the police found 16 packages, which weighed almost eight kilograms in total. 

One more case was observed in Merefa town, where the married couple sold the mixture to the locals. The law enforcers seized 99 packages with a total weight of almost 37 kilograms.

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All seized substance was taken to the expertise. The police opened respective criminal proceedings. 

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