Smugglers tried to export military aircraft components to Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Security service of Ukraine officers detained them at Kyiv airport
18:25, 13 December 2019

112 Agency

At the Kyiv airport, Ukrainian Security Service officers detained smugglers who tried to take parts to the AN-72 and AN-74 military transport planes to Russia. Security service of Ukraine press center on Facebook page reports.

Offenders were detained with fake accompanying documents and without the corresponding permissions and approvals of the State Service of Expert Control.

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They committed illegal clearance of military aircraft at a customs and cargo warehouse at the airport.

"According to intelligence, the businessmen planned to send the equipment to customers who acted in the interests of the Russian Ministry of Defense. Clients should receive cargo through third countries," - the law enforcement agency said in a statement.

Security service of Ukraine employees searched the airport and places of residence of the defendants. The components for military aircraft and the customs and technical documentation that proved the further planning of illegal deliveries were seized.

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