Drugs and psychotropic substances manufacturing laboratory exposed in Kyiv region

Source : 112 Ukraine

The value of the substances that were seized during the search is over 15 million hryvnias ($569 thousands) at "black" market prices
18:47, 15 November 2021

A laboratory manufacturing narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances was exposed in Kyiv region, the press center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reports.

"Four members of the group have set up a large-scale laboratory for the production of psychotropic drugs and precursors in the region. Its capacity allowed to produce up to 20 kg of amphetamine and phenylnitropropene per month," the statement reads.

It is noted that the organizer of the laboratory is a 37-year-old Kyiv resident who has been convicted several times. He rented a room where banned substances were made under the guise of a furniture workshop.

The scheme involved four men, each with his own responsibilities: a 38-year-old Kyiv resident controlled the chemical reactions, his 36-year-old assistant carried out mailing of "goods" and provided the laboratory with the necessary equipment, 34-year-old resident of the region - guarded laboratory and engaged in retail sales, selling amphetamine to customers, the organizer himself, a 37-year-old resident of Kyiv, controlled all processes.

The goods were sold both in Ukraine and abroad. It was transported to the Republic of Poland with the help of truck drivers.

The value of the substances that were seized during the search is over 15 million hryvnias ($569 thousands) at "black" market prices.

All members of the group were detained while making psychotropic drugs. The search revealed 20 kilograms of amphetamine in the dry state and 120 liters in the liquid state, 5 kilograms of phenylnitropropene, over 600 liters of various precursors, laboratory equipment, "rough" records and instructions for the manufacture of psychotropic drugs and precursors.

All members of the drug group were informed about the suspicion under Part 2 of Art. 307 (Illegal production, sale of drugs) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and precautionary measures were chosen: the organizer - non-alternative arrest, his accomplices - detention with the right to post bail.

As it was reported, in October at the Boryspil airport a group of malefactors who tried to import to Ukraine 80 kilograms of a precursor for production of psychotropic drugs in used ice cream buckets was exposed.

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