In Zhytomyr region detained the buyers of amber stones worth 4 million hryvnias

In Zhitomir area security Service specialists of Ukraine detained the buyers of amber with selected stones worth 4 million USD. As reports a press-the SBU center, the Agency staff together with the police and Prosecutor’s office detained at the gas station near the village of Korosten district Synhai two of the buyers of amber with 50 kgs of selected stones of the coarse fraction.

«Amber was put up by dealers depending on the faction in several packages and prepared for sale. According to preliminary estimates of experts, the party of stones stands on the «black market» at least 4 million UAH», — stated in the message.

Also during the search of car dealers the police found a package with two other species of precious stones, according to the detainees, beryl and Topaz.

Within open criminal proceedings proceed urgent quickly-investigative actions to identify and prosecute the organisers of illegal extraction and sale of raw amber.

We will remind, on March 16, the then head of the Rivne regional state administration Vitaliy Chuhunnikov urged the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov to enter in region units of the National guard to combat the illegal production of amber.

In the region there was a mass collision of «prospectors» and the police.

April 7, in the Rivne region introduced a special unit of «Dnipro 1».

April 20, law enforcement authorities reported about the termination of illegal mining of amber in Rivne oblast.

Previously, «Automaidan», the photo showed a huge mine of amber, which employs hundreds of people, excavators and military trucks.

Ukraine ranks second in the world reserves of amber, has the world’s highest percentage of gem-quality amber in the deposits.

In Zhytomyr region detained the buyers of amber stones worth 4 million hryvnias 18.05.2016

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