Police have busted about 80 illegal miners of amber in the Volyn region of Ukraine, said the head of the regional Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs Peter Spig in the air on the first day of the weekend.
at the end of September, the police reported the arrest of 193 miners of amber in the Volyn region.
"in the process of the operation, police detained about 80 people. Instituted criminal proceedings according to section 240 (Violation of rules of subsoil protection - ed.), investigative actions are carried out ", - he said.
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 Rivne and 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. The 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.