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SBU apprehends “gowed” policeman drug dealer in Zaporizhzhia

The SBU officers together with the Prosecutor’s Office revealed an officer of Criminal Investigation Department of the National Police District Department in Melitopol in Zaporizhzhia region who sold drugs.

The law enforcers established that the senior lieutenant of the Police planned to organize a methamphetamine distribution channel to local addicts in the city. The SBU officers documented the criminal selling the drug for more than 5,000 UAH. The SBU officers apprehended the policeman under Article 208 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine near the building of the district department while he was trying to sell methamphetamine for almost 14,000 UAH.

The medical examination of the detainee revealed that the senior lieutenant was under the influence of the drug and has been on drugs for a long time.

A criminal case under Article 307 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine was launched. The issue of notifying him of suspicion of committing a crime is being settled.

Investigative actions are under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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