Illegal plantation of the hemp, which crop it is estimated at 1 million dollars, the staff of SBU in the Popasnyansky region of the Luhansk region found. As told "Island" in a press - service of Lugansk management of SBU, the site of 20 hectares entirely overgrown 1,5 - meter weeds, I made impression ownerless and I didn't cause suspicions. However between a tall weeds hemp bushes were accurately planted. If the ready-made product got on "the black market", the shadow income of criminals would make about 1 million US dollars.
By the time of arrival of militiamen the crop already "ripened" and malefactors started it collecting. As a result of special operation the staff of SBU detained on a crime scene of six members of criminal group from whom 5 bags with already collected hemp were withdrawn.
The plantation of drugs was completely destroyed. For this purpose it was necessary to attract harvest equipment.
On the basis of the materials transferred by Management, concerning members of criminal group Popasnyansky RO Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Luhansk region brought criminal case on h. 2 Art. 309 of UK of Ukraine (illegal production, drug storage on preliminary arrangement by a group of persons in large sizes). For this crime the legislation prescribed punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to five years.
The Popasnyansky area any more for the first time comes into the view of militiamen. Last year the staff of Management of SBU in the Luhansk region found and destroyed hemp plantations on fields of 40 and 2 hectares. Experts note that today criminal agriculture gains lines of the large-scale business which is under control of organized criminal formations more and more.