SBU found in the Transcarpathian region a large shipment of amber

СБУ обнаружила в Закарпатской области крупную партию янтаря

Law enforcement officers found in the SUV more than 200 kg of amber, who is a resident of the Volyn region tried to carry on the territory of Transcarpathia.

Employees of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) discovered in the Transcarpathian region a large shipment of amber. On 8 December, reported the press service of the SBU in Facebook.

“On a stationary post “Nyzhni Vorota” Volovets district law enforcement officers found in the SUV more than 200 kg of amber. Resident of the Volyn region tried to transport goods into the territory of Transcarpathia”, – reported in SBU.

The secret service said that amber was transported in bags on the back seat of the car. Its estimated cost on the black market, more than 1.5 million UAH.

Initiated pre-trial investigation under article 240 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (Violation of rules of subsoil protection).

In Rivne, Volyn and Zhytomyr regions established illegal mining of amber, which, according to the environmentalists, causing irreparable damage to nature.

In the summer of 2015 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that 90% of amber is extracted in Ukraine is illegal under the patronage of law enforcement agencies.

5 April 2018 Poroshenko said that in Ukraine there is a “clear pattern” of solution of the issue of illegal mining of amber. Details he did not disclose, but reminded the Prosecutor’s office, the security Service of Ukraine and the police that their area of responsibility.

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