In Odessa region, Ukraine’s Security Service together with the border guards stopped the activities of transnational criminal grouping that organized the channel of illegal migration to the EU through the territory of Ukraine.
It was established that the mentioned group leader – 48-year-old Russian citizen, a native of Afghanistan, has involved the Afghans to the criminal activities residing in Odessa, Sumy, Transcarpathian regions and Kiev.
The malefactors arranged the travel of people from the Middle East through the state border of Ukraine beyond the check points from Russian Federation on the territory of Sumy region.
the illegal migrants were brought to Odessa, hided in the rented apartments.
After the groups formation of illegal immigrants they were transported to Transcarpathia for further illegal movement across the border into the EU.
On July 20, SSU detained the organizers of illegal migration channels and a group of twenty-two illegal immigrants prepared for transportation.
A criminal proceeding is commenced according to the Part 3 of Art. 332 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The organizers are declared to be suspected in the crime.
The investigative actions continue in order to establish all persons involved in the organization of illegal migration channels to bring them to justice.