Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine prevented in Transcarpathian region smuggling of cultural property from one of the EU countries to the territory of our country.
Special service operatives found out that a local resident tried to illegally carry antiques across the state border.
At the border crossing point "Uzhgorod", law enforcement officers found among the personal belongings of the offender more than thirty items of jewelry, which, according to preliminary findings, date from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The seized items were sent for examination.
Urgent investigation activities are being conducted within a criminal proceeding initiated under Part 1 of Art. 201 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The measures for the detention of the offender were taken jointly with border guards and officers of the SFS.