In Transcarpathia, the organizer of cannabis smuggling has been convicted

10 February 2014 11:27  2360099 060902
In Transcarpathia, the organizer of cannabis smuggling has been convicted

The verdict of the Uzhgorod district court against the resident of Lviv region, who established a channel for smuggling cannabis from one of the European countries to Ukraine, has entered into force. The organizer was supposed to receive the package with the drug through the system of regular international transport.   

August 20, 2012, a minibus arrived at the checkpoint "Tisa" of the Chop customs. During the inspection of this vehicle, customs officers and officers of the Security Service of Ukraine in Transcarpathian region found in the luggage compartment a package with a suspicious substance wrapped in gift paper. 

The examination confirmed that it was cannabis, especially dangerous narcotic.

The minibus driver informed the police that he had obtained the bundle abroad from an unknown person and had to deliver it to Ivano-Frankivsk. 

The next day, on one of the trolley stops in Ivano-Frankivsk, where the minibus arrived, officers of the Security Service of Ukraine in Transcarpathian region detained the recipient of the drug - a resident of the city of Stry, who had come to pick up the cannabis from Lviv region. 

Uzhgorod City and District Court convicted this citizen of Ukraine under Part 2 of Art. 305 and Part 2 of Art. 309 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, and sentenced him to 5 years in prison with 3 years probation period.

The narcotic substance shall be disposed of according to the court decision.

Source - Press Center of the Security Service of Ukraine

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