A Transcarpathian will spend 7 years in jail for smuggling
The sentence of the Uzhgorod city and district court in Transcarpathian region against the citizen of Ukraine, who was convicted of organizing drugs smuggling, has entered into force.
It was found out that the drugs smuggling channel was organized by a 34-year-old resident of Ivano-Frankivsk, who previously had been held criminally liable for illegal sales of drugs. It was found out that the offender ordered pills of "buprenorphine" from his friend, who had gone to work in one of the countries of Western Europe. In early June 2012, the accomplice bought the pills abroad and sent them to Ukraine under the guise of a parcel of food by the international transportation system.
At one of the bus stations in Ivano-Frankivsk, a local woman took the parcel of drugs and gave it to the organizer of smuggling for payment. Immediately after that, officers of the Security Service of Ukraine detained the offender.
Investigators of the office the Security Service of Ukraine in Transcarpathian region opened a criminal case against the organizer under Part 2 of Art.305 (smuggling of drugs across the customs border of Ukraine concealed from customs by previous concert of a group of people), Part 2 of Art. 309 (illegal acquisition, possession, transfer of narcotics without intent to sell repeatedly committed by previous concert of a group of individuals), Part 2 of Art.315 (coercing a minor to use drugs) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Under the court decision, the 34-year-old resident of Ivano-Frankivsk was sentenced to seven years in prison.
The citizen of Ukraine, who was temporarily residing abroad and sent the drugs to Ukraine, in March was included in the international wanted list by the court desicion.
Source - Media Group of the Security Service of Ukraine Office in Transcarpathian region