SBU liquidates cocaine distribution network in Kyiv region

SBU liquidates cocaine distribution network in Kyiv region

Employees of the main directorate for combating corruption and organized crime of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) have liquidated a cocaine distribution network in Kyiv and the Kyiv region, the SBU's press center has reported.

"Operatives of the special service have established that the drug business had been organized by a resident of Kyiv who sold cocaine wholesale and retail to reliable clients. On average, he sold one gram of drugs for $150. SBU employees detained the drug dealer according to Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine at the entrance of his own house with a package of cocaine prepared for another client," the report said.

It notes that during searches conducted in the premises of the culprit law enforcement officers seized more than 700 grams of cocaine, as well as tools for its packaging, including electronic scales.

In the black market, the value of the drugs seized exceeds $100,000.

The issue of serving the detainee with a suspicion notice is being resolved.

Investigative acts are underway to identify all persons involved in the illegal activity and to bring them to account.


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