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SBU Detains Israeli Drug Smuggler In Kyiv March 3, 2005Ukrainian News Agency, Inc., 2 Tereschenkivsak st., Kyiv 01601 IUkraine, tel/fax 380.244.9726. Office@ukranews.com, http://www.ukranews.com.(Ukrainian News, Oleksandr Sukov, 03/03/2005) The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has detained an Israeli national in Boryspil airport during an attempt to smuggle psychotropic substances into Ukraine. Ukrainian News learned this from the press service of the SBU. The press service reported that the smuggler came by plane from London and attempted to pass the customs checkpoint in a simplified control zone (the so called green corridor). He hid two large bags with drugs in his trouser-pockets.
(cont)The SBU established that the detainee formerly possessed Ukrainian citizenship and now he is a rabbi assistant in London. His detention ended the joint operation of the SBU and British law enforcement agencies aimed at uncovering the drug smuggling channel. The Israeli possessed 152 grams of methylene-dioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), which in combination with other substances is used to make ecstasy. SBU said it is the first time they seize MDMA in Ukraine. One gram of MDMA is enough to make 6 doses. According to the press service, the drug trafficking channel had functioned for a certain period of time on international air and bus routes. The Israeli was in charge of organizing drug deliveries from London to Kyiv and came to Kyiv this time at the urgent request of his customer. SBU investigators have field a criminal case against him.
Ukrainian security service detains London-based drug courier 3 March 2005 01:15 pmBBC Monitoring Ukraine & BalticsEnglishText of report by Ukrainian newspaper Fakty i Kommentarii on 3 March Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine [SBU] have detained an Israeli citizen who was trying to smuggle the dangerous psychotropic substance methylendioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) into Ukraine at Kiev's Boryspil international airport. Our former compatriot, who is now an assistant rabbi in the British capital, arrived on a London-Kiev flight and took the green corridor through customs. He was carrying two small polythene bags with the drugs in his trouser pockets. But the trick did not work. The drug courier was detained as the result of a joint operation by the SBU's main directorate for fighting corruption and organized crime and British law-enforcement agencies.
(cont)According to the SBU press-centre, 152 grammes of MDMA was confiscated from the Israeli citizen. MDMA, an extremely strong narcotic substance which is one of the ingredients for the production of ecstasy tablets, is widely available in Europe. This is the first time it has been seized in the form of a pure powder in Ukraine. Specialists in the drug trade say that 1 gramme of this synthetic substance is enough for around six tablets. The drug-smuggling channel that was closed due to the joint efforts of the two countries' law enforcers had been operating for some time. The drugs were usually delivered on international buses. The detained foreigner was responsible for the dispatch of drugs from London. This time, after receiving an urgent request from Kiev, he went for a smuggling trip himself and used a plane for the first time. The SBU's investigation department has opened a criminal case against the detained individual. Source: Fakty i Kommentarii, Kiev, in Russian 3 Mar 05
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