A group of smugglers used force against the patrol of Ukrainian border guard. The incident occurred in Chernivtsi region, southwestern Ukraine near the border with Romania.
According to the State Border Guard, the border guard unit was on duty, when they spotted about 20 people carrying some goods to Romania. As the malefactors were detained, the latter resisted, inflicted injuries on the border guards and tried escaping.
The reinforcements arrived, and then the law enforcers found four boxes with cigarettes left by the smugglers.
The police were informed; the investigation is underway.
Earlier, Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Prosecutor General's Office blocked the export of smuggled amber with over one ton of weight from Zakarpattia region to the European countries. The press office of the SBU reported that. ‘Law enforcement officers found a local resident with illegally extracted sunstone in a van at Luzhnyky customs post. The stuff was placed in a trunk compartment and was packed into travel bags. Operational services established that one of the customs officers facilitated the smuggling of the amber across the state border of Ukraine,’ the SBU reported.