The head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said Tuesday exemption 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 $ 3 million, " wrote Avakov on his page on 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. Interior Minister of Ukraine added that the authorities ought to adopt a law regulating state supervision, production, and trade of amber. As stated in the Prosecutor's office of Ukraine filed a criminal case under the criminal code according to section " the acquisition, receipt, possession or sale of property obtained by criminal means ". Pre-trial proceedings carried out by investigators of the investigation Department of UMVD of Ukraine in the Rovno area. 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.