Two Ukrainians sentenced for alleged distribution of drugs in occupied Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

Each of them will spend the next ten years in a maximum security prison
18:43, 29 April 2021

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In occupied Crimea, the Bakhchisaray district court announced the verdict against two citizens of Ukraine who faced charges of an "attempt to illegally sell drugs and psychotropic substances," Radio Svoboda reports.

Related: Ukraine not to deport Russians from Crimea after returning peninsula, - President’s Office

“Each of them will spend the next ten years in a maximum security prison,” the court’s statement says.

The court statement specifies that the inhabitant of Donetsk region of 2001 of birth who lived in the Crimea, carried out duties of the runner - "kladman". He later involved his acquaintance, a citizen of Ukraine born in 1998.

Related: Russia arrests man in Crimea under suspicion of alleged spying for Ukraine

"Electronic scales were found and seized, as well as a psychotropic substance and narcotics" during a search of the defendants' residence.

The court also stated that the defendants testified and agreed with the accusation. They were sentenced "in isolation from society."

Related: Russia started withdrawing troops, but only in occupied Crimea, - Border Service

As it was reported earlier, in occupied Crimea, the Dzhankoy District Court sentenced Yevhen Dobrynsky, a soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The serviceman was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for allegedly illegally crossing the state border of the Russian Federation and smuggling drugs. 

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