The police during the operation on the fight with illegal production of amber, which began on the first day of the week in the Volyn region of Ukraine, detained 193 persons, and at the moment the police took the situation under observation, said Tuesday the press service of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine.
before it was declared that Employees of militia got busted on the first day of the week in the area of forest Manevitskogo district, Volyn region about 100 people. During the operation the police were supposed to do warning shots into the air.
"during the Criminal proceedings opened under part 2 of article 240 of the" failure of protection or use of bowels " the Criminal code of Ukraine were caught 193 people. Of this number 113 Residents were interviewed in the form of witnesses ", - reported in the report of the press service of the Ministry of internal Affairs.
Also when testing the three vehicles, the police seized drugs, five of spades and 4 kilograms of amber. They managed to bring the situation under observation only to 6. 00 (same as GMT) Tuesday. At present police officers take measures to prevent illegal mining of amber. Additionally equipped with 3 checkpoints, with a double line of protection.
in September the Police began a large-scale RAID on the miners of amber in the Volyn region. In protest, about 200 diggers amber blocked there route "Kyiv - Kovel - state border with Poland" with the requirement to put them on places of illegal mining of " Sunny stone ", the Police kept a dialogue with them, it was suggested that 17 captured. Later, 80 people that participated in closing the road were caught by the police.
Illegal extraction of amber local residents have long flourished in the Rivne, Zhytomyr regions and other Central-Western regions of Ukraine. The problem before was the head of the country Petro Poroshenko, who in July asked in a persistent form from the security forces to establish the optimal work to stop the smuggling of amber. Along with this, experts-ecologists emphasize that Illegal mining and smuggling of amber in Ukraine leads to the destruction of the environment, and transforms waste places of the production of the "sun stone" into practice on a lifeless desert, unfit For further use.