Moldavian smuggled 9 citizens of Afghanistan from Transcarpathia to Slovakia


In the frames of the criminal proceeding SSU staff in Transcarpathian region identified the foreign citizen participating in smuggling of 9 citizens of Afghanistan through Ukrainian-Slovakian border. In June of the current year, SSU staff disclosed and detained the organizer of this unlawful deal – the citizen of Afghanistan, resident of Odessa, who was direct chief in the process of transportation of his country fellows to EU.

During the pre-trial investigation it was established that his accomplice – 26-year-old citizen of Moldova, convicted before for robbery and theft resident of Chernovtsy, in February 2014, for $800 smuggled illegal migrants through Transcarpathia to Slovakia beyond the check point in the composition of the criminal grouping.

In the end of August 2014, SSU officers detained the malefactor in Chernovtsy and delivered him to Inquest Department of SSU in Transcarpathian region.

Detainee was reported about suspicion in crime commitment stipulated by Part 3 Article 332 (illegal transportation of persons through the state border of Ukraine committed on preliminary agreement by the group of persons based on mercenary persuasions) of Crime Code of Ukraine.

Uzhgorod Municipal District Court selected detention as preventive punishment.

Pre-trial investigation goes on.