Russian man smuggled illegal migrants to Ukraine by snowmobile


A man transporting four Vietnamese illegal migrants by snowmobile was apprehended by the border guards of BD “Vovchansk” in Kharkov region.

At about 9 p.m. border detail patrolling not far from the village Peletenivka noticed the following picture: snowmobile was moving from Russian village Shebekino  with “load”. Stopping the vehicle border guards saw that there were four foreigners hiding in the self-made sledges which was towed with rope by the snowmobile. The owner of this vehicle and at the same time smugglers was 40-year-old citizen of Russia, a citizen of one of the border villages. The personalities of illegal migrants were also successfully established. They were citizens of Vietnam who were going, according to their words, to be employed at Kharkov market “Barabashove”. Two women and two men came to Moscow being invited by one Russian company, however they did not intend to stay in Bilokamiyana: their final target was Kharkov. At the present moment, a person who had to meet the migrants at Ukrainian territory is already established. A criminal case was commenced according to the Article 332 of Crime Code of Ukraine “Illegal transportation of persons through the state border of Ukraine”.

It should be mentioned that Kharkov is the biggest nucleus of Vietnam Diaspora in Ukraine. Vietnamese migrants mainly working at the markets get to Ukraine from Russia.