Border guards detain Moldovan vessel illegally carrying sailors to occupied Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

In 2015-2017, a criminal gang arranged a number of illegal shipments from Ukraine to the Russia-occupied peninsula, - Ukrainian law enforcers
10:36, 9 June 2017

Bosporus, civilian vessel, arrested by Ukrainian law enforcers

Ukraine’s Border Guard and the National Police detained civilian vessel Bosporus, flying the flag of Moldova. According to the law enforcers, the crew illegally shipped sailors from Ukraine to the Russian-annexed Crimea. The incident took place in Odesa region.

‘The joint group detected an organized criminal gang that has been operating for a long time. It turned out that in 2015-2017, the perpetrators used foreign-going ships to illegally move sailors through the closed checkpoints in the temporarily occupied Crimea,’ the message of the authority’s press department  said, adding that about a hundred residents of Odesa and Kherson regions (southern Ukraine) were moved  across the border this way.

The investigation into the case continues.

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