Ukraine's Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko told a briefing, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
He reminded that the special operation was carried out by the Military Prosecutor's Office of the Western Region, the Military Counterintelligence Service of the SBU, the Internal Security Directorate of the National Police and the special operation forces of the State Border Guard Service with more than 70 vehicles involved. The law enforcers searched about 100 homes and offices associated with persons suspected of illegal drug trafficking and unlawful appropriation of land plots located along the state border in the Zakarpattia region.
"The special operation has put an end to the extremely dangerous and unacceptable private use of the land located along the state border.... The court will impose pretrial restrictions against those civil servants who misappropriated this land and refused to return it ignoring court rulings," Lutsenko said.
The prosecutor general also said that the landlord of the plots illegally granted at the border was detained in the raid. The law enforcers found weapons and drugs in his premises.
Ukraine's Main Military Prosecutor Anatolii Matios earlier said that a 150 kilometer-long section of the border with Hungary appeared to be privately-owned making it difficult for the border guards to obtain full access to the border line.
The State Border Guard Service said it took measures for comprehensive protection of the border section in the Zakarpattia region with private land plots located next to it. The agency says it also makes every effort to return the state ownership to the land located along the state border line.