Border guards detain tractor with illegal timber in Zhytomyr region

Border guards detain tractor with illegal timber in Zhytomyr region

Katerina Belousova

Near the place where the tractor stopped, 60 alder trees were found felled

In the Zhytomyr region, border guards detained a tractor driver who was transporting a trailer with illegal wood on a forest road in the Korosten district.

The police were called to the scene and seized the trailer and illegally cut trees, according to the Northern Border. State Border Guard Service" on Facebook.

It is noted that the cargo was being transported without any permits. The violation was discovered during an intelligence check.

"In addition, the border guards documented the fact of illegal felling of almost 60 alder trees in the vicinity of the vehicle stop," the report says.

It is noted that the border guards also informed the police about the detection of signs of a criminal offense under Art. 246 of the Code of Criminal Procedure "Illegal felling, or illegal transportation, storage, sale of forest".

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that ecologists from the Kyiv Ecological and Cultural Center accused foresters from the Berdychiv forest farm, Zhytomyr Oblast, of destroying the population of the thorny plant a rare red-listed plant. Plaun has disappeared due to recent continuous felling.

As EcoPolitic reported earlier, in Volyn near the village of Mylovan, in the Kovel district, a policeman discovered a black woodcutter, who managed to cut down eleven alder trees with a chainsaw. The damage from such felling reached 150 thousand hryvnias.

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