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Drug trafficking controlled by Russian special services flourishes in occupied territories

12 March, 2024 Tuesday
17:30

Deputy Chairman of the Berdiansk District Council Viktor Dudukalov said that drug trafficking has intensified in the city, which is fully controlled by Russian special services

He told this on the Espreso TV channel.

"Today, drug trafficking is booming in the temporarily occupied Berdiansk. All the Russian special services located in the TOT are engaged in its organization and control. Then they offer remote work. They offer $800 per week for such part-time work. We are talking about stash of drugs. Nowadays, drug trafficking from the territory of the Russian Federation to our territories is very powerful. In fact, there is an influx of people who are engaged in drug stashes in all the temporarily occupied territories," said Dudukalov.

According to Dudukalov, the intensification of drug trafficking in the TOT is aimed at Russians who came to the cities after the occupation.

"The customers of such a product are primarily those who have come to this territory. Simply put, those who have come down from the Caucasus Mountains. Obviously, they have more money than the local population. That is why such an intensification of drug trafficking is designed for them and the market is working," he added.

  • On March 11, it was reported that the Kremlin is trying to make the integration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine into Russia irreversible, so it will settle these lands with Russians and deport Ukrainians.
  • On March 11, the head of the Zaporizhzhia regional military administration, Ivan Fedorov, said that the occupation forces were intimidating residents of the temporarily occupied territories who had not received Russian citizenship.
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