Police of Zhytomyr region stopped the activities of the interregional drug cartel

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23.01.2023 18:40

He was exposed by investigators of the Investigative Department of the GUNP of Zhytomyr region together with the employees of the USBU in the region. All activities for documenting the criminal activities of the drug cartel and the detention of the defendants took place within the framework of criminal proceedings under the procedural guidance of the Zhytomyr Regional Prosecutor's Office. According to the prices of the “black market”, the total cost of seized drugs reaches about 100 thousand hryvnias.

So, according to the collected materials, the criminal group included, preliminarily, about 10 people. All of them are residents of different regions of Ukraine — Cherkasy, Kyiv and Zhytomyr, aged from 22 to 55 years.

On January 19, police officers and USBU operatives stopped Ford car between villages in Stanishivska hromada. Kermanich, a 32-year-old resident of Zhytomyr, was carrying another wholesale batch of methadone in a car. It was previously known that he was supposed to distribute the drug retail for further sale through bookmarks.

In total, more than 150 polymer packages with a particularly dangerous drug were seized from the car.

On the same day, law enforcement officers conducted about a dozen simultaneous searches of persons involved in the activities of the drug cartel in the territory of Zhytomyr, Kyiv and Cherkasy regions. As a result, a number of physical evidence were seized, including narcotic substances of plant and synthetic origin, cash, means of communication, etc. Everything is directed to expert research.

Police detained a 32-year-old resident of Zhytomyr, who transported methadone, and a 55-year-old resident of Cherkasy region. They and two other defendants — Zhytomyrans, aged 31 and 33 — were informed of suspicion under Part 2 of Art. 307 (Illegal production, manufacture, acquisition, storage, transportation, shipment or sale of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Two suspects have already chosen to be detained with the possibility of posting a bail of 99 and 214 thousand hryvnias, in relation to the others, the issue is resolved.

Investigative and investigative actions against the remaining members of the criminal group and procedural measures of law enforcement officers continue.

National Police of Ukraine

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