According to the materials of the SBI, drug dealers, who have created an extensive drug distribution network in especially large scale, will be judged


The employees of the SBI have completed the pre-trial investigation against the drug group, that was selling narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances that were worth millions of hryvnias in several regions of Ukraine.

The goods were sold by pre-payment on specially created bank accounts of trusted persons. Drugs were transferred to customers through so-called hideouts in publicly available places. The monthly cash turnover of the group was tens of millions of hryvnias.

The SBI investigators have established that each bank card of the trusted persons received from one to five million hryvnias of illegal profit annually. The account owners were paid monetary compensation for the use of their bank accounts.

For the storage and packaging of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, dealers were using rented premises of real estate objects whose owners didn’t know about criminal intentions of the organizers.

In the spring of 2023, the SBI employees with the assistance of the Department of Internal Security of the National Police of Ukraine, detained the organizer, leader, accomplice and perpetrators of particularly serious crimes, and also conducted more than 35 searches in the city of Dnipro and the Dnipropetrovsk region.

During the searches, the law enforcement officers found and seized narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances on an especially large scale, which had already been prepared for the sales to drug addicts, equipment for their packaging, wrapping, and other material evidence proving the guilt of the accused.

The members of the criminal group are accused of committing a number of particularly serious crimes under Part 1 and Part 2 of Article 255, Part 3 of Article 307, Part 3 of Article 311 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The sanctions of the Articles provide for imprisonment for up to 12 years with confiscation of property.

The procedural guidance is provided by the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.