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SBU terminates illegal mining of amber on a commercial scale in Zhytomyr region

SBU terminates illegal mining of amber on a commercial scale in Zhytomyr region

SBU officials detained in Hulianka (Korosten district of Zhytomyr region) a group of “place miners”, which started illegal mining of amber on a commercial scale.

The law-enforcers detected illegal diggers in the forest area near the village. The offenders took shave of the ground surface and started to mine a “sunstone” and clean the solid.

The secret service operatives seized equipment for illegal mining of amber worth a total of over USD 30000. The law-enforcers detected 5 factory-built hydraulic motor pumps, rower generators with fuel, 2,5 meters of hydraulic hoses and other equipment for illegal mining of the “sunstone”.

The criminal proceeding under p.2 Article 240 of the Criminal code of Ukraine is initiated.

The urgent investigations are under way.    

 

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