Ukraine starts combatting the so called amber mafia. Four high-ranked police and prosecution officials have been arrested in the case of illegal amber diggers, among them the deputy prosecutor of the Rivne region Andriy Borovyk, allegedly the leader of the criminal group. On July 4th Ukraine's Security Service launched an unprecedented operation in Rivne region, that is western Ukraine.
The detained officers are now accused of controlling and tolerating the illegal amber extracting. According to the police report, over 300 security servicemen conducted more than a hundred searches in the suspected homes, having confiscated numerous pieces of amber, jewelry, and exclusive watches.
The detained people have been already transported to Kyiv, now waiting for the preventive punishment to be announced.