In Donetsk region the drug dealers seized 75 tons of opium

В Донецкой области у наркодиллеров изъяли 75 тонн опиумного мака

The narcoraw materials are sold in an industrial scale

Drug dealers were part of the powerful drug mafia, which operated on the territory of six regions, which included the police.

Law enforcement officers detained in the Donetsk region five members of the drug mafia, which they sold poppy seeds, suitable for the manufacture 4.5 tons of opium. On Friday, August 3, the press service of the Prosecutor of Donetsk region.

It is noted that on the “black market” the cost of such batch of drugs worth more than 360 million UAH.

“It is established that a group of drug dealers established a supply of poppy sleeping pills under the guise of food and sold it on the territory of six regions of Ukraine. Among the associates of drug dealers – the police”, – is spoken in the message.

Law enforcement authorities reported that a group of civilians and police officers on the territory of Mariupol, in the guise of Mac for confectionery, was engaged in sale of poppy seeds sleeping pills with the remnants of poppy straw, from which later were produced acetylated opium.

“According to investigators, the exposure of Mariupol criminal group is part of a more powerful group operating on the territory of Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Lviv, Rivne, Sumy and Cherkasy regions. Individual members of the criminal unit of the police, using the official position for illegal enrichment was carried out in the guise of a criminal group”, – stated in the information.

After gathering sufficient evidence, law enforcement officers conducted more than 70 authorized searches. The five main defendants are detained.

“Seized more than 75 tonnes of seeds of opium poppy with a touch of poppy straw, cash in the amount of 4 million 844 thousand hryvnia, nearly $99 million, Euro 475, weapons and ammunition, cars, the elite class, which moved drug dealers, office equipment, mobile phones, Bank cards and draft records. In addition, a package of poppy straw and discovered one convicted of criminal activities of police officers”, – have informed in the regional Prosecutor’s office.

The Ministry also added that in the near future will be involved in responsibility and others involved in criminal proceedings.



We will remind, several days earlier in Ivano-Frankivsk region the SBU detained a group of drug dealers with guns.

Earlier in Kharkov detained the traffickers with cocaine. The retail value of the seized drug at the prices “the black market” makes nearly 1,5 million hryvnias.


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