During in-depth inspection of the cargo in the container with the fruit found 12 kilograms of cocaine.
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At the port in Odessa region employees of the security Service of Ukraine exposed and eliminated marine channel for smuggling cocaine from South America valued at over a million dollars.

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About this UNIAN reported in a press-service of management of SB of Ukraine in Odessa region. According to a report yesterday in the implementation of the advanced cargo inspection law enforcement officers found in the container with fruit 12 kilos of cocaine.

As noted, the cargo was shipped to Europe from a country that is one of the largest drug producers in the world.

The prices of the black market the cost of smuggling is more than a million dollars.

In the course of the special operation law enforcement officers detained two citizens of Moldova who tried to smuggle cocaine from the territory of the container terminal beyond the customs control.

In the framework of the open criminal proceedings under part 3 St. 305 Criminal code (“smuggling”) investigations are continuing.

Are other persons involved in the operation of the illicit channel of a transportation of cocaine.

Operation on blocking of drug trafficking was conducted jointly with the state border service and the GFS Odessa customs.

As reported the UNIAN, at the end of March in the sea port “Pivdennyi” was discovered 257 kilograms of cocaine bound for the EU.