Censor.NET reports citing the press center of the SBU.
According to the report, the officers of the security service detained three drug dealers who sold "goods" in one of the villages of the Zhovkva district. Methadone, opium extract and half a kilogram of poppy straw were seized during the search of the criminals' place of residence.
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Suspicion of having committed an offense under part 3 of Article 307 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine was announced to the drug dealers.
Law enforcement officers found that drug trafficking "protection racket" involved members of the police.
Criminal proceeding according to Part 5 of Article 27 and Part 3 of Article 307 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine has been opened.
Investigation is in progress.