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Crime group ferrying illegal migrants from Vietnam to European Union stopped in Belarus


MINSK, 3 August (BelTA) – The operation of an international organized crime group involved in the illegal transportation of Vietnam citizens from Russia to the European Union via Belarus has been stopped, representatives of the State Border Committee of Belarus told BelTA.
The group included two Russian citizens, who were born in 1983 and 1994 and grew up in Chechnya, and four Kyrgyzstan citizens born in 1980, 1988, and 1990. On 30-31 July the crime group organized an illegal entry from Russia to Belarus for ten Vietnam citizens as well as their transportation across the country for the sake of consequent crossing of the Belarusian-Lithuanian border.
The criminals were apprehended and delivered to the Smorgon division of the Belarusian border service. Legal action has been taken to bring criminal charges against the citizens of Russia and Kyrgyzstan in accordance with Belarusian laws, BelTA has been told.