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.
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.