Hungarian police officer sentenced to 10 years for smuggling and selling drugs in Transcarpathia
In June last year, a criminal case was instituted against three Hungarians under Part 3 of Art. 307 and Part 3 of Art. 305 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (illegal sale and smuggling of drugs in especially large amount). Since the detention all the three men have been behind bars.
According to the information of the public prosecutor in the case Oleksandr Andryshyn, the Hungarians were tried as an organized crime group with the division of roles. The organizer was a policemen, who received the largest penalty - 10 years of imprisonment with confiscation of property.
27-year-old border police officer from Hungary decided to earn some money and chose the path of crime - sale of dangerous drugs - opium extraction.
He organized a criminal group with other two Hungarians who contacted a female resident of Transcarpathia and asked to find customers for drugs. She agreed, and reported this call to the police.
Thus, unsuspecting Hungarian policeman freely crossed the Hungarian-Ukrainian border through the green corridor carrying 3 kg of opium extraction. When selling drugs (which actually turned out to be the operative purchase) the Hungarians were arrested by Transcarpathian law enforcement officers.
September 25, the Uzhgorod district court sentenced the Hungarian policeman to 10 years of imprisonment with confiscation of property.
His accomplices received 10 and 9 years of imprisonment. At the moment the verdict is not yet in force - the press service of the Prosecutor of the Transcarpathian region.
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