More than 200 kg of amber of $18,000 detained in Zakarpattia region

Source : 112 Ukraine

The personnel of SBU arrested a man who imported the amber from Volyn region
11:03, 9 December 2018
Security Service of Ukraine

The members of the Security Service of Ukraine seized over 200 kg of amber in Zakarpattia region, reports the press office of the agency 

The law enforcement officers revealed he consignment of ‘sunstone’ in an SUV near Nyzhni Vorota fixed station in Volovets District. The resident of Volyn region brought the amber to Zakarpattia in bags in the back seat of the car. 

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The estimated cost of such a consignment of semiprecious stone on the black market is more than $18,000.  

A criminal proceeding was initiated against the perpetrator. He faces a restriction of liberty for a term of two to five years or imprisonment for the same term, with the confiscation of amber. 

Earlier, the SBU personnel exposed the group of the fence and seized almost 50 kilograms of illegally extracted amber raw material in Ukraine's Rivne region. The law enforcement officers established that four residents of one of the districts were buying illegally mined amber from local residents for the future sale abroad. 

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