On border with Russia three buses with church smuggling

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At night the staff of department of a border service "Poplars" of the Kharkov group stopped attempt of smuggling of church things and religious literature.

As reported in a press - service of the Kharkov boundary group of the Public border service of Ukraine, by means of specifics frontier guards detained near the village of Otradnoye of the Dvorichansky area three cargo minibuses "Volkswagen" which went to Russia.

Between the Ukrainian village of Otradnoye and Russian Novopetrovk frontier guards received information on possible violation of border in due time. The probable direction of movement of violators blocked additional dresses. About three o'clock in the morning the column of minibuses came nearer to the line of a boundary. Their drivers ignored the requirement of frontier guards to stop. Compelled to slow down fugitives only means of a compulsory stop. To all three minibuses wheels on metal "hedgehogs" were punched.

In vehicles there were 7 inhabitants of Chernovitsky area. Violators carried various church things to Russia: icons, figurines, literature, etc.

For attempt of illegal crossing of frontier of Ukraine and malicious disobedience to the staff of State frontier service the Dvorichansky district court awarded to three drivers for 5 days of administrative detention. Other violators - three women and one man - will pay on 1700 hryvnias of a penalty.

With smuggling frontier guards plan to report minibuses to Kupyansky customs where they will be estimated by experts. Judging by quantity of freight, the cost of a seized property will be rather big, frontier guards note.

In total this year frontier guards of the Kharkov group detained illicit goods and freights for total amount more than 58 million hryvnias.


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