In Rivne region law enforcement officers stoped illegal mining of "sunny stone" (PHOTO)
28.08.2013 | 16:50
Employees of the Department of the State Service on combating economic
crimes (DSSCEC) of MIA of Ukraine exposed the criminal
activities of the three criminal groups that organized illegal mining of amber.
diggers" used in their work various machineries. There have been seized 21
motor pumps, 11 units of transport, more than 2,000 meters of fire
hoses, which were used for water supply. Often in that illegal business were involved
almost all adult residents of the nearby village, what means hundreds of
This illegal business
has several negative developments, - said the chief of the Department of DSSCEC Sergey Yakovenko. - First,
the activity of the «miners» irreparably damages the environment, and secondly,
all the profits from it go by the state treasury.
Now the police opened a number of criminal
proceedings under Art.240 (violation of rules of protection and use of mineral
resources) and under Art. 246 (illegal deforestation) of the
Criminal Code of Ukraine. The cases are under investigation.
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