The need for thorough inspections of transport and cargo is conditioned by the attempts to take prohibited items beyond the front-line region.
The police officers found two illegal batches of ammunition over the last week: the passengers of a van, which headed to the Rivne region from the ATO area, tried to smuggle five rocket launchers and ammunition through the Mangush checkpoint; three grenades and 140 rounds were found in Krasnoarmiisk during inspection of cargo in the premises of a courier service operator.
"The police must be proactive and block the illicit channels of weapons smuggling to the peaceful territory of Ukraine. The policemen must keep vigil over each delivery service branch. It is necessary to block the sources of explosive ordnance. The police officers must control sending of parcels to protect residents of Zakarpattia, Rivne, Lviv and other regions of the country," Police General Vyacheslav Abroskin said.
The Donetsk region police have seized 98 grenades, 14 grenade launchers, eight small arms, over two kilos of explosives, and more than 16 thousand rounds of various calibers since the beginning of 2016 as a result of counter-subversive measures, thorough checks, and raids.
In addition, the security measures are being actively improved at the checkpoints that will soon be equipped with DVRs.
"On the one hand it is necessary to control the actions of the police officers, who are deployed at the checkpoints and on the other hand - to improve measures to record illegal crossing of checkpoints or transportation of illegal cargo and other offenses that are detected at the checkpoints in the region," the Donetsk region police head said.
The DVRs have been tested at the checkpoints near Mariupol during a week and all the checkpoints of the Donetsk region, where police officers are serving, will soon be equipped with them.