Border guards detained the aircraft with the smugglers

Ukrainian border guards detained smugglers who planned the plane with the Ternopil region to transfer to Poland a large consignment of contraband cigarettes. About it today, 26 February, Ukrainian journalists in Warsaw said the head of State border guard service of Ukraine Viktor Nazarenko, BelTA UKRINFORM.

«We just picked up another aircraft, and next to two cars with a large quantity of smuggled cigarettes, which were transported via Polish section,» he informed Nazarenko.

According to him, the detention took place 250 km from the border with Poland — in the Ternopil region. In gpsu said that the talk is about the arrest of An-2 aircraft, which have already been loaded 70 boxes of cigarettes. The operation was held in close cooperation with the Polish side involving mobile Outpost in the Kremenets district, Ternopil region.

According to the head of the SBGS, throwing contraband in neighboring Ukraine, the Western countries is a relatively new phenomenon, but it is recently used «actively».

«In 2014, recorded 9 of these cases, and in 2015 we have already identified 70 attempts to breach the boundaries of aircraft», — said Nazarenko.

He added that recently frontier guards four times detained smugglers on their own or in cooperation with SBU. Thus, there are already two successful operations were conducted in this year.

Nazarenko reported that the gpsu will attract Ukrainian military to this kind of operations, because control of the air space of the country following the Armed forces.

Recall that the edge outfits carry out monitoring flights along the border in helicopters and APU aircraft Diamond.

But the smugglers use the powered paragliding and light aircraft.

Border guards detained the aircraft with the smugglers 26.02.2016

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