The head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said about the seizure in the Rivne region, the biggest party amber price of $ 3 million.
"Tonight is a special group of the Ministry of internal Affairs in the Rivne region have detained more than 2.5 tonnes of illegally mined Sunstone, Packed for shipment abroad. Record the volume of the party detained amber is, according to unconfirmed estimates, about three million dollars, " wrote the Minister on Tuesday morning on his page in Facebook.
according to the Minister, the stones are currently being taken to Kiev armed guards.
Avakov said that this large prepared by the operation of the interior Ministry and the state fiscal service to expose and combat actions of the largest illegal group operating in the Rivne region.
The Minister stressed that the authorities need to adopt a law regulating state supervision, production, and trade of amber.
Illegal mining of amber in Ukraine has been thriving for many years, as there is no legislative regulation of quarrying. Currently, the Ukrainian authorities have been involved in This issue - Military confrontation with the smuggling, and state agencies have prepared a draft law on permission of mining of amber.