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International cooperation: Law enforcers close illegal migration channel at Ukrainian border

The law enforcers from Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia participated in the operation
14:27, 15 March 2019

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

The law enforcers have exposed the grouping, which created the channel for the illegal migration. About 35 people were the members of the grouping, as the Internal Ministry of Ukraine reported.

The citizens of Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Slovakia and Belarus entered the grouping. They tried to illegally transfer people from the countries of South-East Asia to Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and further transfer to Germany.

The migrants gathered in Kyiv and Odesa, and then they were taken to Zakarpattia region and illegally transferred through the state border. The members of the grouping were monitored since last spring.

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The law enforcers opened seven criminal proceedings, eight involvants were notified about suspicion and another two criminal proceedings are considered by the court. Even after this actions, the members of the grouping continued the illegal transfer of the migrants.

The law enforcers from the Czech Republic established that the majority of the members who live in the republic originated from Ukraine.

The law enforcers succeeded to spot 16 illegal transfers of the migrants. The majority of them were the citizens of Vietnam, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and the total number of these people makes about 100 people. The members got $2,500 for each of the migrants.

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On March 11, the law enforcers detained the organizers and accomplices of the grouping, who are free now. Besides, the searches of seven places in Ivano-Frankvisk, Lviv and Zakarpattia regions took place. The police confiscated about a half kilo of drugs, an unregistered weapon, money, mobile phones, SIM cards and camouflage uniforms.

The law enforces detained 12 members of the grouping in the Czech Republic, including eight Ukrainians, three citizens of Uzbekistan and one citizen of Kazakhstan. Some of them were involved in the forgery. Totally, the law enforcers processed at least four cases of the sale of over 30 forged EU documents.

As we reported Ukraine intends to begin the sectoral project in the sphere of the integrated border management along with the international partners. The project will cost about 60 million euro.

Related: Group of Ukrainians, Poles detained in Poland, charged with illegal transportation of migrants

Besides, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine created a budget institution Izmail Maritime Border Guard base of Ukraine’s Border Guard Service.

 

 

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