The Security Service of Ukraine blocked activities of a transnational organized group in Kyiv, specializing in smuggling and drug trafficking and psychotropic substances.
According to investigations, members of the group set up illegal smuggling of cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy) and cannabis from some countries in Latin America and Europe. drugs obtained from abroad were sold by the defendants in Kyiv oblast.
Also, as noted SBU reports, members of the group smuggled drugs with the help of drug couriers to one of Middle East countries. During 14 searches in the apartments, offices and cars of the suspects, SBU officers seized a large amount of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. The cost of drugs which busted on “black market” about two and half milion hryvna. It was also established that the suspects organized an underground call center in Kyiv. There, according to the investigation, they were engaged in the illegal receipt of money for carrying out monetary and financial fraud with the details of bank cards of residents of the EU and Africa. Law enforcement authorities detained in the capital in accordance with Art. 208 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine 6 alleged members of the group. Now detainees have been declared suspected under Part 3 of Art. 307 (illegal production, manufacture, purchase, storage, transportation, transfer or sale of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The special operation was carried out by the Main Directorate for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime of the Security Service of Ukraine under the procedural leadership of Kyiv local prosecutor’s office No. 6 and with participation police of Israel.