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SBU materials help to sentence organizer of human trafficking to 5 years of imprisonment

Materials collected by SBU helped a court in Odessa to sentence an organizer of human trafficking to EU countries to five years in prison.

Law enforcers found that a citizen of one of Central Asian countries in May-June 2015 used counterfeit documents to illegally sent six compatriots to Ukraine. Subsequently they tried to illegally cross the state border of Ukraine to enter the EU territory. The businessman estimated the value of his “services” at USD 14,000.

In June 2015, law enforcement officers arrested the organizer of illegal business in Odessa.

Earlier, the foreigner was repeatedly arrested in Ukraine for administrative and criminal offences for violation of the staying regime, document forgery and illegal migration.

In December 2017, the Primorsky District Court of Odessa found the foreigner guilty under Part 3 of Art. 332 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, sentencing him to a punishment in the form of five years of imprisonment with the confiscation of relevant property.

In September 2018, the Odessa Regional Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the court of first instance.

The verdict came into legal force.

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