22 October 2016

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Operation "Amber": Prosecutor detained in Rivne region

A prosecutor of the town of Sarny and two organizers of the illegal extraction of amber have been detained in the framework of a special operation "Amber" in Rivne region, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote on Facebook.

"Today, September 12, the investigators of the Main Military Prosecutor's Office of the Prosecutor General's Office and operatives of the Department of Economics protection of the National Police and the SBU's Main Directorate for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime in conjunction with the soldiers of the KORD rapid reaction unit detained another prosecutor and two organizers of the illegal extraction of amber," he said.

Prosecutor General Lutsenko reveals "amber mafia" schemes in Rivne regionAs UNIAN reported earlier, on July 4, the members of the criminal group engaged in illegal transactions of amber extraction were detained during a large-scale special operation in Rivne region.

The group was led by First Deputy Prosecutor of Rivne region and Colonel of the counterintelligence of the local SBU's office, SBU employees, current and former police officers, as well as representatives of the criminal world. In general, the criminal group involved 32 people.

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