The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has blocked the smuggling of drugs from the Russian Federation. A drug dealer who tried to illegally smuggle into Ukraine medicines containing tramadol, pregabalin and psychotropic substances was detained by the SSU officers jointly with the police at the checkpoint near the city of Kramatorsk.

The lawbreaker was carrying drugs in a regular bus, hiding them among his personal belongings. Police opened criminal proceedings under Part 1, Article 309 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, according to the press center of the SSU.