Ukrainian officers expose drug smuggling to EU

Source : 112 Ukraine

The monthly income of drug dealers reached over $3,600
15:20, 23 June 2021

Ukrainian officers expose drug smuggling to EU

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in the Dnipropetrovsk region stopped smuggling of drugs to the EU and the post-Soviet countries. The monthly income of drug dealers reached over $3,600. This was reported on the SBU website.

“The SBU has stopped the activities of a criminal group that sold drugs to the EU and the post-Soviet region. The drug trafficking channel operated during 2020-2021. The monthly income of dealers reached more than 100, 000 UAH ($3,600),” the statement reads.  

According to the investigation, the drug trade was organized by a local resident.

The press service of Ukrainian Security Service also announced that the dealer received drugs from other regions of Ukraine by mail. Then he searched for customers via the Internet. At the request of clients, the dealer divided the drugs and psychotropic substances into small portions and sent them by mail.

The range of drugs included methadone, PVP (one of the types of synthetic psychostimulants), amphetamine and other illegal substances.

During the authorized searches, law enforcement officers seized about one kilogram of ready-to-send banned substances, scales, items of communication (SIM cards), draft notes and money.

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As part of the criminal proceedings, SBU investigators informed the organizer about being under suspicion of selling drugs, psychotropic substances and their analogues as well as illegal production, storage and transportation of narcotic substances.

As it was reported earlier, during a special operation, Ukrainian and Moldavian security officers exposed large-scale smuggling of heroin from Iran to the European Union. During the searches, security officers seized 235 kilograms of heroin worth more than €10 million.

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