"123 raids have been conducted in the region. The homes of Regional Prosecutor's Deputy Andrii Borovyk, heads of police departments of the northern parts of the region have been searched. Ukrtekhnopostach is currently being raided.
"The region's prosecutor has been suspended from office. 300 law enforcement officers are involved in the operation which seems to go smoothly. Lutsenko and Hrytsak promise to leave for the illegal mining sites in Polissia."
Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko wrote on Facebook: "The joint operation of the Prosecutor General's Office, Military Prosecutor's Office, the Security Service of Ukraine and Interior Ministry is underway in the city of Rivne. Over 300 law enforcers are simultaneously conducting 123 raids at the places of the persons suspected of organizing a criminal group involved in illegal extraction of amber.
"The deputy regional prosecutor, the SBU Lieutenant Colonel, and current members of the Interior Ministry have been detained."
He has also published several photos: