The Lithuanian border guards with the law enforcements of Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Poland and Latvia exposed the international network of the human traffickers that attempted to take the Ukrainian citizens to the UK for the involuntary labor. The officers detained three citizens of Lithuania and one citizen of Ukraine. The press service of the State Border Guard Service of Lithuania reported this.
‘According to the data, the Ukrainian is the organizer of the illegal scheme on people transfer to the UK. The citizens of Lithuania helped him and performed the transfer of people abroad’, the Lithuanian border guards noted.
The border guards held the searches this week in private premises of the detained and non-residential properties in Siauliai and Mazeikiai regions.
They found out nine illegally transferred citizens of Ukraine during the searches. According to the border guards, it was planned to illegally transfer them abroad and ace their foible for the involuntary physical labor in slave conditions.
The Ukrainian law enforcements also reported that they found the illegal weaponry and falsified documents during the searches in Ukraine. Possibly, they were used for transfer of people abroad.
The District Court of Vilnius allowed arresting the organizer of the criminal scheme for three months. His accomplices were arrested for the term from ten days to one month.
The Lithuanian law enforcements hold the investigation on the human traffickers’ case. The detained are under threat of imprisonment from 4 to 12 years.