Ukrainian law enforcers block smuggling channel of ecstasy, cocaine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The monthly income from the drug business was more than $100,000
17:58, 29 July 2021


The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) neutralized an international drug group during a special operation in Kyiv and the Zaporizhzhia region, as the SBU press service reported.

The SBU established that there was a transnational channel for the illegal transportation of cocaine, ecstasy, and psychotropic drugs LSD to the territory of Ukraine. The smuggled drugs were received from foreign accomplices and sold in different regions of Ukraine through the network of dealers. 

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Almost 2,000 ecstasy tablets, about 0,5 kg of cocaine, LSD, more than 1 kg of cannabis were found during the searches.

The cost of the seized drugs at black market prices is approximately $100,000.

As it was reported earlier, on July 26, a hectare field of cannabis worth over 11 million dollars was found in the Kherson region.

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