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 Rivne region’s Deputy Prosecutor Borovyk detained, - prosecutor general’s press-secretary. PHOTOS

Deputy Regional Prosecutor Andrii Borovyk has been detained in the city of Rivne during ‘Burshtyn’ (amber) operation.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko's press secretary Larysa Sarhan wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET informs.

She wrote: "Operation 'Burshtyn' (amber - Ed.) is underway in Rivne. Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko is currently disclosing its details outside the building of the regional Prosecutor's Office. Deputy Regional Prosecutor Andrii Borovykб suspected of organizing a criminal ring involved in illegal extraction of amber in the Rivne regionб has been detained..."

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The issue of illegal amber extraction in the territory of Zhytomyr, Rivne, and Volyn regions was tackled last year. Thousands of locals and out-of-towners started illegally and indiscriminately mining amber savagely destroying local ecosystems.

This year's scale of illegal extraction was so large that the authorities were forced to deploy the National Guard of Ukraine detachments in these regions.

The law enforcement agencies have been increasingly reporting about arrests of large-volume amber dealers.

According to experts, this problem can be resolved not only by raids against the illegal miners, but also by a legislative initiative. The Volyn Regional Council authorized a company to develop amber for the first time in May 2015.
 
 
 
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