Border guards detained a group of illegal migrants together with the smugglers


In the course of special activities organized by the officers of State Border Service, a transborder criminal grouping engaged in organization and transportation to European Union illegal migrants from Southern-Eastern Asia in Lviv region was exposed.

Border detail of BS “Krakivets” Mostytskyi Detachment detained a group of “travellers” from Afghanistan 50 m before the borderline. Four unfamiliar persons were noticed with the help of mobile thermal imager. Border guards overtook and detained trespassers. They were four citizens of Afghanistan and a child of 1,5 year old. In the course of further searching action, border guards found organizers of smuggling of illegal migrants, who were citizens of Russia, Germany, Tajikistan and Ukraine. All detainees are Temporary Detention Centre of Mostytskyi Border Detachment. The chief of BD commenced a criminal case according to Part 2 of Article 332 of Criminal Code of Ukraine (illegal transportation of persons through the state border of Ukraine).