The Security Service of Ukraine stopped the illegal activity of the residents of Transcarpathian and Lviv regions, who, using an unauthorized tie-in in the product pipeline, had been stealing diesel fuel. The offenders pumped raw materials through the specially laid underground homemade piping system of almost 3 kilometers in length.
The police officers found out that the stolen diesel fuel had been pumped to approximately 150,000 liters containers, hidden in the ground, and then had been taken out by trucks and sold in the region.
March 6, this year, on the outskirts of the village of Kamianytsia in Uzhgorod district, on the private land near the old saw mill officers of Security Service if Ukraine detained four criminals "red-handed" while pumping stolen fuel into the truck, which was equipped with homemade metal tank. At the scene of the crime the police found more than 70,000 liters of stolen diesel fuel worth over 600,000 UAH.
The information about the fact of committing the criminal offense was entered into the Unified registry of pre-trial investigations under Part 1 of Art.292 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The seized diesel fuel, other evidence and the detainees were delivered to the police authorities for further pre-trial investigation.