SSU arrested Transcarpathian residents, who intended to smuggle illegal migrants to EU


Security Service of Ukraine liquidated transnational channel of illegal transportation of persons through the state border of Ukraine. On October 30, 2012 SSU officers detained a car nearby the village of Kamyanytsya, Uzhgorod district. There were 3 citizens of Afghanistan and two Ukrainians. The malefactors planned to smuggle illegal migrants through Ukrainian-Slovakian border beyond the check point. For conspiracy, the accomplices transported two Afghans in the boot and the third one was hidden at the back seat of the car.

It was established that organizers of illegal transportation were unemployed local inhabitants of the age 36 and 40 years old and not for the first time were made criminally liable for illegal transportation of the foreigners.

Transcarpathian SSU investigators commenced a criminal case as to detainees in accordance with Part 2 Article 332 of Crime Code of Ukraine (illegal transportation of persons through the state border of Ukraine committed on preliminary agreement by a group of persons).