"The activities of an organized drug group, which specialized in the manufacture and sale of bulk batches of psychotropic substances and precursors, were blocked in the capital region by the Security Service of Ukraine," the agency said.
According to the investigation, the group was organized by a former chemistry teacher - a professor at one of the higher educational institutions of Kyiv.
"The defendants launched the production of psychotropic - amphetamine and cathinone, as well as a precursor - phenylnitropropene. Two clandestine laboratories equipped criminals at the place of residence of the group leader in the capital and in the garage of a rented private house in Kyiv region," the SBU noted.
It is also reported that the chemicals for the manufacture of the goods come from some countries in Asia and Western Europe, including through international postal services.
During searches, law enforcement authorities seized over 1 kg of amphetamine, over 5 kg of cathinone, over 9 kg of phenyl nitropropene and over 80 liters of other precursors. Nearly 2 kg of cannabis and 2 liters of mercury have also been identified. The attackers planned to produce almost 30 kg of psychotropic substances worth about $280,000.
As we reported before, on the Ukrainian- Moldovan border, the border guards discovered a pipeline that was allegedly used for the illegal movement of alcohol