The staff of the National police in the Kharkiv region together with employees of Kharkiv Cord stopped the activities of a group engaged in the marketing of elite varieties of cannabis to foreign students of higher educational institutions of Kharkiv.

“The police simultaneously conducted 8 searches on the territory of Kharkiv and Poltava regions, during which they seized more than a kilogram of a narcotic substance, put up for sale… He arrested all members of criminal group with signs of organization consisting of 5 people, formed on an ethnic basis with the interregional relations”, – informs on Wednesday, the communications division GU of the national police in the Kharkiv region.

According to militiamen, the group organized a 36-year-old citizen of Palestine. He was responsible for the supply of drugs , their distribution, and also distributed the duties among other members of the group and controlled the proceeds from the sale of drugs. 37-year-old native of the Sumy area was Packed the goods according to the doses for subsequent implementation and helped to conduct “accounting”. The supply of drugs and their distribution among the distributors engaged the 55-year-old citizen of Egypt who lived in Poltava. And 22-the summer inhabitant of Odessa and 25-year-old citizen of Iraq was selling drugs to students-foreigners who studied in the universities of Kharkov.

Investigations are conducted in the framework of criminal proceedings opened under part 2 St. 307 (illegal production, production, acquisition, storage, transportation, shipment or sales of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues) of the Criminal code of Ukraine.

During searches to addresses of residence of the defendants and the police officers seized 105 pre-packaged packets of narcotic substance and money (almost 41 thousand UAH), Bank card, documents of ownership housing, mobile phones.

All persons involved are detained. Currently the question on election of a measure of restraint.