The Law of Ukraine

On Counteraction Measures against Illegal Circulation of Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors and Abuse of Them

Date of Entry into Force
March 16, 1995

The Law of Ukraine “On Counteraction Measures against Illegal Circulation of Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors and Abuse of Them” determines the system of measures directed against illegal circulation of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors and abuse of them in Ukraine. It also determines rights and duties of legal entities and citizens due to application of this Law.

The appropriate bodies will conduct fight against illegal circulation of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors, namely:

the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine;

the State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU);

the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine;

the State Customs Service of Ukraine;

the State Frontier Service of Ukraine.

The counteraction measures against abuse of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors will be carried out by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and other appropriate bodies and institutions.

The Law determines the following counteraction measures against illegal circulation of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors:

controlled supply (envisages admission under control and operative supervision of import into Ukraine, export from Ukraine or transit through its territory of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors. The procedure for conducting controlled supply is determined by the Customs Code of Ukraine and legal act of the State Customs Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the State Security Service of Ukraine, the State Frontier Service of Ukraine, which shall be agreed with the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.);

operative procurement (conducting transactions on purchasing drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors. The procedure for conducting operative procurement is determined by legal act of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the State Security Service of Ukraine, which shall be agreed with the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine);

confiscation (applies to drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors that are found in illegal circulation and to the equipment used for their illegal production. Their elimination is performed according to the procedure, established by legal act of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the State Security Service of Ukraine, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine, the Ministry Health of Ukraine, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and the Supreme Court of Ukraine.)

inquiries of law-enforcement bodies on placement of funds, received from illegal circulation of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors (banks, credit, customs, financial and other institutions, enterprises, organizations regardless of ownership forms shall provide information and documents on transactions, accounts, deposits, internal and foreign economic agreements of legal entities and citizens);

inspection of the citizen’s vehicles, cargos and personal belongings;

suspension or seizure of activities of objects of mass presence of citizens, where drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors are used or sold (such objects are restaurants, cafes, bars, casinos, videos, discos, etc.)

conducting administrative supervision over individuals released from the places of deprivation of liberty (this measure is applied to the persons who were condemned to deprivation of liberty for one of the crimes connected with illegal circulation of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors).

At the same time, the Law envisages the following counteraction measures against abuse of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors:

detection of the persons who abuse of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors illegally;

medical examination of the persons who abuse of drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors;

freewill treatment of people suffering from drug abuse;

compensation of expenses for medical examination or treatment;

forced treatment of people suffering from drug abuse;

consideration of materials in court about sending persons to forced treatment from drug abuse;

early release from forced treatment from drug abuse;

extending the term of forced treatment from drug abuse;

limiting the rights of a person suffering from drug abuse for the period of forced treatment.

The Law also guarantees to a person suffering from drug abuse the right to living quarters at the place of permanent residence throughout the period of time of treatment.
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