Transcarpathian SSU apprehended two groups of smugglers (photo) СБУ


Transcarpathian SSU disclosed and stopped illegal activity of the participants of international criminal grouping from the number of local residents that smuggled migrants from South-Western Asia trough the state border of Ukraine to Slovakian Republic.

On October 30, in the suburb of the village Kamynnytsya, Uzhgorod district not far from the border on Slovakia, SSU officers detained a car in which unemployed local inhabitant transporting three citizens of Afghanistan.

The malefactor planned to smuggle foreigners through Ukrainian-Slovakian border beyond the check point. He transported two Afghans in the boot for conspiracy and the third one was hidden at the back seat of the car.

The same day police agents apprehended also three more participants of the criminal deal – 36 and 58-year-old unemployed local residents, who were called to criminal responsibility for illegal transportation several times and former military man.

In the course of the investigation, it was established that malefactor delivered groups of illegal migrants from neighbouring foreign countries to the capital and then he sent illegal migrants to Transcarpathia and organized their illegal crossing of the border to Slovakia.

Besides, it was established that deputy of one of Municipal Councils of Transcarpathian region was the member of this criminal grouping.

SSU officers commenced a criminal case as to three local residents 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 group of persons). According to the same Article, a criminal case was brought by Transcarpathian Public Prosecutor’s Office as to deputy and former military man.

In the second case, on October 24 in the village Barvinok, Uzhgorod district SSU officers arrested a resident of Uzhgorod who transported 8 citizens of Bangladesh by his own car and planned to smuggle illegal migrants through the state border of Ukraine to Slovakia beyond the check point. SSU investigators initiated a criminal case against the detainee in accordance with Part 2 Article 332. Investigation goes on.