Transcarpathian smugglers were sentenced to 5 years of prison


picThe Court in Transcarpathian region has accused two local residents in illegal transportation of migrants to European Union and sentenced each smuggler to 5 years of prison. The sentence was announced by Vynohradiv District Court. The men were charged with smuggling illegal migrants over the border of Ukraine to EU in the composition of organized group. SSU has specified that four members of the grouping had been detained already in 2013. After accusing them in suspicion under the Article 3 Part 332 of Crime Code, they were released from arrest by paying off mortgage and “concealed from investigation abroad”. All malefactors were put on the international wanted list. This year – two brothers (grouping members) got extradited to Ukraine.

“The court found them guilty in alleged crime and imposed a punishment in the form of five years and one month of imprisonment and confiscation of property” – it is said in SSU statement. The organizer of illegal migration channel has been found before and officially delivered to SSU. He has already been committed to three years of imprisonment.