Police have 24 people busted for illegal extraction of amber in the Zhytomyr region, informs on Thursday the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine in Zhytomyr region.
Illegal extraction of amber local residents have long flourished in Rivne, Zhytomyr regions and other Central-Western regions of Ukraine. The problem before was the head of the country Petro Poroshenko, which in July asked in a persistent form from law enforcement for 2 weeks to establish the optimal stopping smuggling of amber.
"On July 29 at Karstensen interagency RAID group of law enforcement officers found and detained 24 people who only launched the illegal mining activities sun stone in the area. Initiated pre-trial proceedings ", - reported in the dispatch of police officers.
according to militia, captured among residents of Zhytomyr, Rivne, Chernihiv and Kyiv regions in age from 17 to 48 years. On the fact of attempt of violation of the rules of protection or the use of subsurface Initiated criminal proceedings. Ongoing clarification of all circumstances of the case. According to the head of Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine in Zhytomyr oblast Valery Rudyk, illegal extraction of amber together the opposing militia, SBU, Prosecutor's office and other law - and environmental patterns.
first Wednesday in the Rivne region, local residents attacked the police in the illegal mining of amber, the standoff lasted till night, eventually damaged two policemen and four Residents.