In the Odessa region border guards during the detention of smugglers was forced to open fire

В Одесской обл. пограничники при задержании контрабандистов были вынуждены открыть огонь

Photos from the event. 25.12.2016

In the Odessa region border guards in order to arrest the smugglers were forced to open fire. About it reports a press-service gpsu.

So, frontier guards Belgorod-Dniester detachment through technical means observed the movement of two of the Cuciurgan estuary. Unknown persons with the help of the sled was moved from the neighboring state of contraband tobacco products.

With the arrival at the border patrol one of the offenders with an unknown metal object in his hands tried to attack police officers. As for the verbal warning the offender does not respond, the guards fired several warning shots up from a firearm. Seeing the determination of the actions of border guards, the perpetrators fled in the direction of Moldova.

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Given the fragile state of the ice and a high risk move for him, the guards on the ice never left and offenders were not pursued.

Further, in the audit area, on the shore of the estuary was discovered three cases of cigarettes of foreign production.

Discovered nearly a thousand packs of cigarettes delivered to the Department and will be transferred to fiscal service. Events for establishment of persons, involved in the offence continues.

As reported, the smugglers tried to transport illegally to Germany 40 thousand packs of cigarettes in the trailer with the horses.