Two smugglers are accused in Transcarpathia


Sentence of Uzhgorod Regional Municipal Court in Transcarpathian oblast came into force concerning two citizens of Ukraine, who were recognized as guilty assisting the organization of illegal transportation of persons through Ukrainian-Slovakian state border.

In the course of trial proceedings it was proved that 24-year-old resident of Lvov oblast, former border guard, agreed to help in illegal transportation of the natives of Afghanistan through the state border of Ukraine.

Their duties were to meet illegal migrants at defined place, accompany them to the state border and directly transport to Slovakia beyond the check point were their duties.

It was established that these citizens of Ukraine acted in a composition of the criminal grouping, which had been organized by before convicted 41-year-old inhabitant of Perechyn region for illegal transportation of persons through the state border.

Former deputy of one of Municipal Councils also participated in unlawful activity. On October 30, 2012, the car, in which the organizer transported the next group of illegal migrants, was detained by SSU officers nearby the village of Kamyanytsya, Uzhgorod region.

Subsequently, other persons involved in illegal activity were disclosed. The court found guilty both malefactors and sentenced them the punishment in the form of imprisonment for 5 years with probation period for the term of 2 years to each. The organizer and other members of the criminal grouping had been condemned before and have already served the sentence.