Smugglers were trying to get 740K UAH and 298 bank cards to Lugansk from Kharkiv via Russia

Security Service of Ukraine detained a woman who was trying to get 740K UAH in cash and 298 bank cards to Lugansk city controlled by pro-Russian militants. Money and cards were hidden in bags with flour. Smugglers planned to cross the border with Russia in Kharkiv Region and after that get to the territory controlled by militants of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic.

Smugglers hid money and bank cards in bags with flour

Smugglers hid money and bank cards in bags with flour

The report was posted by Security Service today at www.sbu.gov.ua

Security Service officers detained 48 years old woman from Lugansk at “Chugunivka” checkpoint, she was trying to take out of Ukraine 740 thousands of UAH and 298 bank cards illegally. The destination point of the trip of the courier was the territory of Lugansk Region which is temporarily under control of terrorist organization “LPR”. The criminal hid the money and bank cards from customs in bags with flour.

– Security Service of Ukraine

Money and bank cards found by Security Service at the border with Russia

Money and bank cards found by Security Service at the border with Russia

Just few days ago on February 21 a resident of Lugansk was trying to bring 850 thousands UAH in cash from Russia to Ukraine. He was stopped at the Ukrainian border in Kharkiv region. According to information Security Service has he was planning to use the money to finance separatist and terrorist activity in Ukraine. The report was posted by Security Service at www.sbu.gov.ua

Money found by Security Service in a minivan of a smuggler

Money found by Security Service in a minivan of a smuggler

46 years old resident of Lugansk Region was trying to bring 850 thousands UAH from Russia to Ukraine. The smuggle hid money inside structural niches of his minivan. According to information Security Service had the money would be used to finance separatist and terrorist activity in Ukraine

– Security Service of Ukraine

So just in the last 3 days Security Service stopped illegal traffic of 1.5 million UAH in cash into and out of territories controlled by pro-Russian terrorists.

 

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