2017/07/18 – Anti drug-distribution action

More than two years ago, advertising of drugs (so-called spice salts) began to appear on the walls of houses, fences, etc. along the central streets and so-called sleeping blocks in Krivyi Rih (Dnipropetrovsk region).
On July 18, 2017, members of the political party «Syla lyudey» («Power of People») initiated and conducted a street action «Help to Police to find drugs ads» in front of the building of the main Kryvyi Rih police department (Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine) in order to draw the attention of the public and law enforcement departments to the problem of advertising and distribution of drugs in Kryvyi Rih.
The action was organized because of the new wave of graffiti with the websites that make it possible to purchase dangerous synthetic drugs and spies rather easily in the city.
During the action large-size photos with ads of synthetic drugs on the facades of houses, fences, and bus stops in different districts of the city were spread out in front of the building of the Kryvyi Rih police department
An IT specialist Dmitry Belchenko drew the attention of law enforcement officials to the following: “We easily found that the domains listed in these ads on the Kryvy Rih houses are registered in the Russian Federation. It’s hard to find out the physical location of the servers, since fraudsters use the special “Cloudflare” service, which is originally designed to protect against DDoS attacks. Due to this, the real server addresses are well hidden, instead they use the default service addresses, which changes each time.
Lt. Col. Mykola Verpovsky, deputy head of the Kryvyi Rih police department, head of the patrol police, assured that work in this direction is taking place. He said «thanks» to the citizens for their active position and suggested continuing to cooperate.