On the Ukrainian-Romanian border, there are several well-organized criminal groups
"The State Border Guards Service estimates the scope of smuggling activities of criminal gangs on the Ukrainian-Romanian border as one of the largest," - the Assistant Head of the State Border Guard Service - Press Secretary Oleg Slobodyan stated during the briefing.
"In these regions, there are several organized crime groups that actively use technical means and local residents to move contraband," - he said.
Overall, since the beginning of the year, on Ukrainian-Romanian section of the border within Chernivtsi and Transcarpathian regions, in 76 cases, border guards stopped illegal transportation of goods worth almost UAH 5 million, which is 26% more than that for the same period last year and seized 30 thousand dollars in cash . Ukrainian border guards on the Ukrainian-Romanian border have detained almost 157 thousand packs of cigarettes and seized 24 vehicles used for illegal activities.