Traffickers from Colombia have tried to import into Ukraine via the sea trade port “Youzhny” (Odessa) large quantities of cocaine, use as product cover for drugs, not the traditional bananas or pineapples, and coating materials, the press service of the State fiscal service

“Creative drug traffickers are simply mixed in buckets with the construction material of cocaine. Neither visually, nor with Express-analyzers and dogs the content of drug in the cargo cannot be set. Calculation of drug traffickers was simple: “legal” way to import into Ukraine in the address of one of the domestic enterprises with mixed paints cocaine, and then to allocate it in a meth lab,” – said in published on Tuesday the press service of the SFS.

The service noted that the design of drug traffickers has prevented realize the staff of the Department for fighting illegal movement of drugs and weapons Management of counteraction to customs offences and international cooperation of the Odessa customs of the SFS and of USBU in Odessa region, which identified the goods with potentially high risk for the possible movement of drugs, and initiated sampling.

“Experts of the Odessa management on issues of expertise and research of the Department of tax and customs examination GFS in selected samples found cocaine. In particular, in some 30-pound buckets contains up to 3 kg of the drug. This gives reason to predict that this discovery may be one of a record cocaine parties”, – noted in fiscal service.

The weight of the delayed goods is almost 19.5 tons. The total amount of drug will be determined after examination.

On this fact customs officers of the Odessa law enforcement authorities sent a notification about the criminal offense under article 305 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (Smuggling of narcotic drugs, psy-chotropic substances, their analogues or precursors).