"Instructions" were provided online: Ukraine exposed a group of criminals who smuggled evaders through unrecognized Transnistria
National Police investigators exposed a group of criminals who smuggled draft evaders out of Ukraine through unrecognized Transnistria. For this service, citizens subject to military service paid up to $5,000.
The illegal "scheme" was organized by Moldovan citizens. This was reported by the National Police of Ukraine's press service, publishing a video of the detention of lawbreakers.
Law enforcement officers found that the criminals brought men of military age from the Odesa region to the border with Transnistria. From there, they were led along forest paths, bypassing checkpoints, and then took money for their "assistance" and drove the "clients" to the capital of Moldova.
The price of such a "ticket" was $4.5-5 thousand, the amount depended on how urgently the fugitive needed to leave Ukraine.
The organizers of the "scheme" searched for their "clients" through several created Telegram channels. They told the men about the time, place and conditions of illegal border crossing...
To document these activities and detain the members of the criminal group, a joint investigation team was established between Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. It included investigators from the National Police, representatives of the Prosecutor's Office, the Security Service of Ukraine, and the Information and Security Service of Moldova.
Thanks to this joint work, two criminals were detained on the territory of Moldova, one of them while transporting four Ukrainian fugitives. Both suspects were citizens of Moldova.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, before the New Year, border guards detained 16 fugitives on the border with Slovakia. It was in the Transcarpathian region, 13 men tried to leave Ukraine in two groups, and three more were leaving alone.