SBU has blocked smuggling to Ukraine of poor-quality drugs for cancer patients

СБУ заблокировала контрабанду в Украину некачественных лекарств для онкобольных

SBU stopped the activities of a group which organized the smuggling and illegal sales in Ukraine of medicines of doubtful quality for cancer patients. About it reports a press-Department service.

So, the secret service documented that the dealers have arranged deliveries from the aggressor country large consignments of unregistered in Ukraine medicinal products to implement cancer patients in Kiev, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Khmelnytskyi and Vinnytsia. The product received international mail, distributed with the assistance of the doctors of regional Oncology dispensaries.

Counterfeit medications for the needs of cancer patients were imported from Turkey and India. Transportation of drugs was carried out with rough violation of conditions of storage, leading to loss of drug effect.

The defendants in the case in Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv and Khmelnytsky regions, the police seized hundreds of packages of unregistered in Ukraine smuggled drugs.

Initiated criminal proceedings under part 3 of article 305 and part 2 article 321-1 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (Smuggling of drugs, psychotropic substances, their analogues or precursors or counterfeit medicines). Shall be punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term of ten to twelve years with confiscation of property.

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