SSU workers detained a group of smugglers


Security Service of Ukraine  arrested the organizers of the channel of illegal migration.

Transcarpathian SSU officers apprehended three local residents being suspected in organization of international smuggling channel of illegal migrants through the state border of Ukraine.

In the end of May, in one of the populated area of Vynohradiv region SSU operatives arrested two cars in which the members of the grouping smuggled four citizens of Sri Lanka and one Pakistani.

Then the malefactors planned to transport the illegal migrants through Ukrainian-Hungarian border beyond the check point. Illegal migrants made their way to the countries of European Union choosing Ukraine as the transit territory.

The criminal case was commenced against the detained citizens of Ukraine according to Article 3 Part 332 of Criminal Code of Ukraine (illegal transportation of persons through the state border of Ukraine committed  for financial gain). The sanction of the article foresees the punishment in the form of imprisonment for 7-9 years.

According to the court decision, two criminals were appointed a preventive measure – arrest, the third member of the crime – a pledge in the sum of 22 000 UAH.

Illegal migrants are handed over to State Border Service of Ukraine for deportation from the territory of Ukraine.