The security service of Ukraine in January of this year finished a pretrial investigation and directed to court criminal case concerning 7 citizens of Ukraine and 2 citizens of the Russian Federation who in 2007 in the territory of Ukraine as a part of an organized criminal group were engaged in illicit manufacturing, sale and smuggling of synthetic drug - a methadone. About it reports a press - service SBU.
Criminal activity of noted group is stopped as a result of carrying out special operation during which 4 kg of a methadone, by 1 kg of extraction opium, laboratory equipment for production of drugs, 13 units of firearms, 2 kg of gold, 90 000 US dollars, 63 000 euros, 18 000 Russian rubles, 25 000 hryvnias and 3 cars were withdrawn.
According to SBU, the number of regular customers of the organization made some hundred people, and monthly profits totaled more than one million hryvnias.
Separate links of group worked independently and had "especially specific tasks". One of them was involved during drug trafficking, another was engaged in distribution, the third - washing and accumulation of means.
Malefactors created the contactless scheme of sale of drugs in Kiev. During purchase - sale buyers and sellers didn't meet, receiving information by means of telecommunication.
We will remind that the leader of group and "rank-and-file members" of one of links detained in Nikolaev. The detention passed at the same time in several cities of Ukraine, with involvement of special forces of SBU "Alpha".
Then SBU brought criminal cases concerning the detained businessmen of underground "business".