On implementation of the Decree of the President of Ukraine "About actions for streamlining of production of amber in Ukraine" the Security service of Ukraine at the beginning of July this year carried out special operation on the termination of illegal production of amber in the territory of the Sarnensky region of the Rovno area.
Staff of SBU exposed an organized criminal group which organized illegal production of amber in the territory of the Rovno natural reserve. From a conclusion of ecologists, during the forbidden works substantial damages were caused to the environment, the dug-out soil was washed away and collapsed, their restoration is impossible further.
It is established that during illegal production of kopachi amber exposed posts of supervision over the nearby territory, attracting locals, including minors who had to tell beforehand to malefactors on mobile communication in case of possible appearance of right keepers.
On July 3 employees of USBU and nature protection prosecutor's office of the Rovno area detained offenders on the hot. From members of group it is withdrawn amber nearly a kilogram - the raw, five motor-pumps with the fire hoses intended for washing away of minerals from soil, four motorcycles for equipment transportation. Detainees "копачи" offered right keepers a bribe with the purpose to evade responsibility.
The issue of initiation of legal proceedings on signs of a crime which is provided ч.2 by Art. 240 of the Criminal code of Ukraine is resolved.
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