The Highest Specialized Court of Ukraine imprisoned the organizer of illegal transportation of persons through the state border of Ukraine and his assistant. In total, 7 Transcarpathians were involved in illegal activity.
The Highest Specialized Court of Ukraine left without any changes the sentence of Appeal Court of Transcarpathian region concerning two local residents, who in 2011 organized illegal cross of the state border of Ukraine to 9 citizens of Afghanistan. It was established that seven Transcarpathians participated in illegal activity, among which there was already for the present moment former border guarder and workers of State Traffic Police.
In the beginning of 2011, the malefactors met 9 illegal migrants nearby the village of Znyatsevo, Mukachevo region. The migrants were taken to temporary house, which was given by one of the accomplices. The men smuggled illegal migrants through the Ukrainian-Hungarian state border beyond the check point by small groups.
In the end of January 2011, near the village of Velyka Dobron, Uzhgorod region SSU staff detained two cars, in which there were 4 citizens of Ukraine and 5 citizens of Afghanistan. Then, the law enforcement agents disclosed other members of this unlawful activity. The investigation officers of SSU in Transcarpathian region commenced a criminal case against the malefactors according to Part 2 Article 332 (illegal transportation of persons through the state border of Ukraine done on preliminary agreement by the group of persons) of Crime Code of Ukraine.
In the beginning of 2012, Appeal Court of Transcarpathian oblast left without any changes the punishment appointed to five persons involved in this criminal case assigned by Uzhgorod Regional Court in the form of 3 years of imprisonment with established probation period from 1 to 3 years to each.. The Highest Specialized Court sentenced the organizer of illegal transportation of illegal migrants through the state border of Ukraine a punishment in the form of 3-year-imprisonment, and his assistant – 3 years and 1 month of confinement.