In the framework of combating illegal drug trafficking the staff of management of security Service of Ukraine in Odessa region exposed and blocked sea channel for the smuggling of cocaine from South America of $ 20 million. the press center of the SBU.
Operatives of the special services established that in April of this year at the sea port of Odessa arrived shipment of paints from a country that is one of the largest drug producers in the world. It was therefore decided to conduct additional examination is atypical of the product.
“Studies in the containers of paint were discovered of dissolved cocaine. The total weight of the identified drugs can be up to 200 kg. the Estimated cost of such batch on the black market – more than $ 20 million. The examination determines the final weight of narcotic substances”, – stated in the message.
Employees of SBU found out that the customer’s item is one of local commercial structures. In proceedings under part 3 St. 305 Criminal code (Smuggling of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, their analogues or precursors committed by an organized group, in especially large sizes) conducted searches in the offices of the company, the recipient, and also in the offices of the customs. In the course of the investigations, seized documents, confirming the illegal activities.
Continues pre-trial investigation to establish all the circumstances of the case and individuals, including customs officials, involved in the organization of the channel of smuggling of cocaine.