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Zhytomyr: SBU seizes over 4 tons of raw amber (updated + new video)

The SBU officers under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office seized over 3 tons of untreated stone from organizers and participants of the illegal amber business in Zhytomyr region.

During a range of searches in the regional centre and in the residential places of the Olevskyi district, law enforcers uncovered the amber pre-packed in fractions, the dealers’ “black” accounting documentation and the means for illegal purchasing and producing of this “sun” stone.

On the same day in the framework of the initiated criminal proceeding, the SBU operatives uncovered two more machines for stone cutting works, 36 bags with almost 1 ton of raw amber for processing, the receiving and purchasing devices for the stone and the offender’s “black” accounts.

Investigative actions in the framework of criminal proceeding initiated under Part 4 Article 240 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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