During the period from May 01 to October 01, 2009 in the territory of Odessa region the staff of the Ministry of Internal Affairs performed the operation "Poppy-2009". For this period police officers managed to expose 2390 facts of a drug trafficking on which 1539 criminal cases are brought, including 346 - concerning narcodistributors.
For this period, in the territory of Odessa region 53 narcobrothels and 37 underground drug labs were revealed and liquidated.
During operation 14 channels of intake of drugs, from which 9, - international (from Moldova, Uzbekistan, Russia, Poland) and 5 - interregional (from the Kirovograd and Nikolaev areas) were blocked.
From illicit trafficking about 77,5 kg of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors, including over 635,5 гр are withdrawn. "heavy" and synthetic narcotic substances.