In Odesa, border guards eliminated the "scheme" of illegal departure of men by sea

13 of September 2023 08:10

Two officials, who organized the illegal transportation of men of draft age abroad, were detained by operatives of the Izmail border detachment together with SBU and National Police officers.

The measures were conducted under the procedural guidance of the regional prosecutor's office.

For a monetary reward, the officials of the state qualification commission for confirming the qualification of a merchant ship pilot offered their "clients" to travel outside Ukraine under the guise of merchant ship crew members. For this purpose, they illegally issued maritime qualification documents, avoiding mandatory examination procedures.

The cost of "services" was different, depending on experience and primary skills in the maritime business and ranged from 700 to 1.2 thousand US dollars.

Illegal business helped the perpetrators of the crime to get richer by almost 2 million in hryvnia equivalent.

Dealers were arrested red-handed while receiving another illegal "tranche".

An investigation is ongoing to establish all the circumstances of the crime.

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