Transcarpathian residents participating in smuggling illegal migrants were sentenced to 4 and 3 years of imprisonment


Sentence of Perechyn District Court of Transcarpathian region came into force on the criminal case commenced by SSU concerning three citizens of Ukraine – members of organized criminal group who organized a channel of illegal transportation of foreigners from CIS to EU through the state border f Ukraine, – it was reported by  Transcarpathia online.

In November, 2010 officers of SSU apprehended a car driven by one of the member of the grouping nearby the town of Perechyn. There were four citizens of Palestine without identifying documents inside the car.

The same day workers of SSU detained other accomplices, residents of Uzhgorod, who were convicted before for perpetration of analogous crimes. The members of the grouping provided with transportation, residence, nourishing and direct delivery of the foreigners to border line and their smuggling through the state border.

By the decision of the court the malefactors were adjudged guilty in the crime foreseen by Part 2 Article 332 (illegal smuggling of persons through the state border of Ukraine) of Crime Code of Ukraine. Two participants were sentenced to 4 years of imprisonments, and their accomplice – to 3 years.