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Kharkiv – SBU stops the activity of network realizing psychotropic substances

Kharkiv – The SBU officers in cooperation with the Prosecutor’s Office stopped the activity of wide network which sold psychotropic substances.

The law-enforcers established that administrator of a local Internet resource organized an illegal business in drugs. The drug dealer through “temporary” accounts, registered in popular social networks, took orders from customers. After the money was transferred on credit cards, the malefactor hided drugs in caches within the city boundaries and informed customers about their locations.

According to available information, the dealer ordered drugs, in particular, methadone, in one of East Asian countries. During the searches in his dwelling, the SBU officers confiscated psychotropic substances, over 24,000 USD and computer equipment with evidence of illegal business. The SBU officers recorded that during 8 months 3.5 million UAH were received on credit cards, registered by the malefactor.

The drug dealer was notified of suspicion of committing crimes under Part 2 Article 307 and Part 2 Article 309 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The court chose custody as a measure of restraint for him.

The pretrial investigation is in process.

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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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