Uzhgorod citizen, the leader of a criminal gang, was convicted of smuggling illegal immigrants

20 August 2012 15:19  14319320 019823
Uzhgorod citizen, the leader of a criminal gang, was convicted of smuggling illegal immigrants

Uzhgorod City Court verdict regarding the organizer and his associates who transferred illegal persons through the state border of Ukraine entered into force .

It was established that a 30-year-old unemployed resident of Uzhgorod, a native of Armenia, organized trafficking of Somali citizens across the state border of Ukraine to the EU. To do this, he created an organized criminal group, which, included also three natives of Armenia and two local residents.
Participants of the group followed the instructions of their leader, planned the so-called safety routes for groups of illegal migrants from Lviv region to Uzhgorod, where temporarily hid them in their associate's apartment. Afterwards the Somalis were secretly delivered to Velykyj Berezny district, near Ukrainian-Slovak border, and transferred across the border to EU countries.
Within less than a month of their criminal activity the attackers managed to illegally smuggle 9 Somalis across the state border. 
Organizer of the criminal group was sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment, his associates were also sentenced to various terms of imprisonment. 
One of the members of a criminal gang, 33-year-old Armenian citizen who was on a subscription house arrest during the criminal trial, managed to escape. He has been wanted since 2011 - informs press center of Security Service of Ukraine.

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