Kyiv special forces detained a passerby with psychotropics for 2 million hryvnias

15.08.2022 11:05

The man ordered prohibited substances on the Internet, packed them, and then sold them through bookmarks on the territory of the Svyatoshinsky district. Investigators informed the drug dealer about the suspicion, he faces up to 12 years in prison with confiscation of property.

During the development of the territory of the Svyatoshinsky district of the capital in one of the country cooperatives, employees of the special police regiment No. 1 stopped to check the man. During a superficial examination, a substance similar to a narcotic was found in the backpack of a passerby, and then an investigative and operational team was called to the scene.

According to the head of the Svyatoshyn Police Department Petro Tokar, law enforcement officers seized about 600 grams of PVP narcotic salts from a 24-year-old local resident:

“We found out that the drug applicant ordered banned substances in one of the Telegram channels. Subsequently, an urgent search was carried out at his place of residence. From the apartment we recovered another 116 zip bags with the crystalline substance PVP, 28 wrapped ready-to-sell bundles with similar contents and two sachets of amphetamine. The total value of the “black market” withdrawn at prices is about two million hryvnias.

All prohibited substances were sent by investigators to conduct appropriate examinations. And earlier, a non-convicted offender, born in 1997, was detained in accordance with Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine. Currently, the police are establishing a channel for the supply of drugs and other persons involved in this crime.

According to this fact, the investigators of the Svyatoshyn Police Department opened criminal proceedings under Part 3 of Art. 307 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine — sale of psychotropic substances in particularly large quantities.

Under the procedural guidance of the Svyatoshyn District Prosecutor's Office, the defendant was informed of the suspicion and a petition was sent to the court to elect him a preventive measure in the form of detention. The sanction of the article provides for up to 12 years imprisonment with confiscation of property.

Kyiv Police Communications Department

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