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26 November 2019, 16:20

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LPR police bust Ukrainian methadone supply chain

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LUGANSK, November 26 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Lugansk People’s Republic police stopped a Ukrainian methadone supply chain, the Interior Ministry’s public relations centre reported.

“The ministry’s drug control police unit exposed a chain supplying the methadone narcotic the Republic from Ukraine,” the report said.

A 40-year-old LPR resident was detained in the course of the police operation. She had brought large batches of the narcotic to the LPR for subsequent sale.

A search in her house found some 150 grams of methadone equalling 1,000 doses.  The cost of the seized narcotic amounts to some two million rubles in black market prices, the LPR Interior Ministry said.

Her accomplice was identified as Igor Shantora, a native of Krasnodon, who had lived in Kiev since 2016.

After leaving the LPR, Shantora set up a methadone selling network in the Republic.

He is wanted by LPR police on charges of illegal possession of narcotics.

The LPR Interior Ministry said that police had been looking for other persons complicit in the drug trafficking crime.

Earlier, the LPR police stemmed a flow of psychedelic drugs to the Republic from Ukraine.

LuganskMediaCentre — 26 November — Lugansk