"The van driver told the law enforcers that he carried wood but failed to provide the permission IDs for a check. When they examined the vehicle, it appeared that the closed-yop trailer was full of pines. In total, there were 800 young pine trees without the necessary marks", reads the message.
The National Police seized the lumber; the driver who moved the lumber was apprehended, too. The experts are yet to evaluate the damage done to the state. A criminal case has been opened on the fact of illegal deforestation or transportation of forest.
Earlier, the State Environmental Inspection reported that the illegal deforestation caused Ukraine damaged to the amount of USD 8,000,000 over a period of ten months.