Ukraine exposes drug channel specifically for mafia bosses 

Ukraine exposes drug channel specifically for mafia bosses
During searches, police found packaged doses

The dealer group was detained in the Sumy region.

The National Police of Ukraine exposed a group that was selling drugs in the Sumy region and the region capital city. The leaders of criminal gangs were the dealers' regular customers.

A man of Sumy, 36, had co-founded the group together with another man, also 36, well as four dealers, residents between 28 and 35.


The gang leader had been detained earlier, in 2014, for the sale of amphetamine; however, under the court decision, he was not placed in the SIZO. As a free man, he established a supply chain of methadone to the Sumy region and a distribution network.


The police found that the leaders of criminal groups, the so-called underbosses and thieves in law were the regular customers of the drug group. The dealers also delivered the stuff to prisoners via postal links.

Security forces detained three members of the criminal group; they are charged under part 3 of Art. 307 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (illegal production, manufacture, acquisition, storage, transportation, transfer or sale of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues). The prosecution is poised to ask to place the suspects in the detention center.

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