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The SBU seizes 4 kg of cocaine in Odesa International Airport

SBU officers seized four kilos of cocaine from a foreign drug courier in the Odesa International Airport, jointly with the customs officers under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office.

The law enforcers received information about the drug smuggling channel from the EU partners. During luggage inspection of the airplane passenger who arrived in Ukraine from the Middle East, the SBU officers seized two packages with white powder hidden in the personal belongings. The express examination of the powder gave a positive reaction on cocaine, estimated “black market” value is USD 400.

The criminal proceeding was initiated under Part 3 Article 305 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The SBU investigators served a notice of suspicion to the offender in committing the crime. The Primorskyi District Court of Odesa put the detainee into custody, with possible bail of UAH 5,000,000 (over USD 190,000).

Urgent investigative and operative actions are under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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