SBS: 1,300 foreigners banned from entering Ukraine since late April 201607.07.2016 16:00 313
The Ukrainian border guards have detained 78 illegal immigrants, more than 1,300 foreigners were not permitted to enter Ukraine as potential illegal immigrants since late April of this year, press-secretary of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodyan has said Thursday.
"During the Border-2016 operation, which has begun in late April, the border guards have already detained 599 violators of the state border, 1,313 violators of border regime and 78 illegal migrants. Over 1,300 foreigners, who were deemed to become potential illegal immigrants, were not allowed to cross the border," said the official.
According to him, more than 21 tons of contraband alcohol, 883,000 packs of cigarettes, more than 150 kg of amber, 13 kilograms of narcotics and 98 pieces of weapons were detected and seized during the same April to present period at the state border.