Ukrainian border guards have busted at the border line with Poland, the car of the assistant to the Deputy of the Polish Sejm, carrying contraband cigarettes and amber, said a spokesman for the state frontier service of Russia, Oleg Slobodyan.
"The assistant to the Deputy of the Polish Sejm tried to smuggle the amber and cigarette? exit from Ukraine moved Chrysler Polish registration. The driver, a Polish citizen born in 1995, said he became the assistant of the Deputy of the Polish Sejm and asked for a priority passage, as should be for official purposes and in a hurry on important state business. The man even gave the police a letter of request in person from the Deputy ", ? wrote Slobodian on his Facebook page.
according to him, Ukrainian border guards still checked the Car and found it more than 2, 4 thousand packs of cigarettes with Ukrainian excise stamps and almost 12 kilograms of raw amber. Car and smuggled goods were seized by Ukrainian border guards. Remember, in mid-September in Rivne region of Ukraine, about 200 illegal miners of amber attacked the police officers. In addition, at the end of summer the head of the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine Gennady Moskal reported that the locals involved in the smuggling of cigarettes from Ukraine to Romania, staged a gunfight in the village of nyzhnya Apsha, in the end, four people were injured health. In addition, on August 7 the British TV channel Sky News has conducted the proceedings, which told of the existence of a channel of arms smuggling from Ukraine through Romania to Western Europe and the middle East. The television channel said that the concern statements by smugglers about what they are willing to sell weapons to anyone willing to pay, as well as among them terrorists. Remember also, in July the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko stated that the volume of funds coming from illegal extraction of amber in Ukraine are equal to the needs of the military budget of the country. In April in Rivne region to fight the miners of amber was introduced by the National guard under Ukraine. April 1, the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine published a video of a fight illicit miners of amber in Rivne region with the regional police, the result of which damaged several police officers. Illegal extraction of amber in Ukraine is booming for many years, as there is no legislative regulation of quarrying. In summer, the head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said about the withdrawal in the Rivne region the largest quantities of amber with a price of $ 3 million. In Ukraine, major deposits of amber are located in Rivne, Volyn and Zhytomyr regions. Often stone extraction is illegal, and between the diggers periodically there are conflicts. The results of examination of the Ministry of environment of the country, the volume of the shadow market of extraction of amber in Ukraine is about 300 million dollars.