Methadone-trafficking OCG controlled by thief in law eliminated in Ukraine’s Kharkov

Methadone-trafficking OCG controlled by thief in law eliminated in Ukraine’s Kharkov

Officers of the Kharkov Security Service of Ukraine and the Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine have interrupted the activities of an interregional crime group that produced and sold methadone.

As reported by Depo-Kharkov, a large batch of drug worth 2 million hryvnias (over $76 thousand), a large amount of cash, and bank cards were seized from the drug dealers’ gang during the search. Four active members of the OCG have reportedly been detained.

According to the Security Service of Ukraine in the Kharkov region, drug dealers sold their products throughout Ukraine, including in the so-called ATO (Kiev’s anti-terrorist operation) zone.

The special services say the organized crime group was controlled by criminal circles from the Russian Federation, in particular, by one of the most famous thieves in law in Russia (name not revealed).

Investigative actions in the case of methadone production continue. A preventive measure in the form of detention has been elected for the detainees.

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