During the period from May 01 to September 30, 2009 in the territory of Odessa region law-enforcement bodies perform the operation "Poppy-2009". These expeditious actions are carried out for the purpose of reduction of a source of raw materials for production of drugs, overlapping of sources and channels of their receipt to consumers. About it reports TsOS of the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Odessa region.
According to militiamen during carrying out operation by law-enforcement bodies of Odessa region it is elicited 1070 facts connected with a drug trafficking on which 632 criminal cases are brought. 26 brothels and 17 underground drug labs are liquidated, 15 facts of inducement to the use of drugs are elicited. 8 channels of intake of drugs, from which 5 international - from Moldova, Uzbekistan and Poland, and 3 interregional - from the Kirovograd and Nikolaev areas are blocked.