RAID group of the security service of Ukraine, Ministry of internal Affairs and the Prosecutor's office conducted searches in the places of the wholesale buying up of amber in the Zhytomyr region, informs on Thursday a press-service SBU.
The Ukrainian authorities have decided to fight against illegal extraction of amber, which thrives in the Central-Western regions. Currently police carry out raids on illegal mining sites, recently the Ministry of internal Affairs was notified about the seizure of the largest quantities of amber 2, 6 tons at the price of $ 3 million.
According to the SBU, in the framework of the General measures on counteraction to illegal extraction of amber interagency group, for example, conducted a search in a private home of one of the villages Olevsky district.
"wholesale buyers" sun stone " seized nearly ten pounds of amber and instruments for the reception of buying stone ", - is informed in the report of the press service of the Ministry.
in addition, in the premises of found objects that look like improvised explosive device wrapped in duct tape laid with small metal balls. The explosives were sent for examination.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk have said before, that the government wishes to facilitate the introduction of the state monopoly on the extraction of amber in the country, and in September, the Cabinet will ask Parliament with a proposal on the licensing of extraction of amber. In addition, According to the Prime Minister, in the revenue side of the state budget for 2016 is already currently the Ministry of Finance additionally lays billion UAH from the sale of this license.