In the Chernobyl zone, police found criminals who tried to take the horns of wild animals to sell outside of the exclusion zone.
During a patrol of the radioactive contamination zone near the village of Dibrova, police found three men who had illegally entered the restricted area without passing through checkpoints or getting permits.
It was established that this was not the first case when these people have tried to take animal horns outside the exclusion zone. They have previously been prosecuted for such actions.
The violators were residents of Kyiv region aged 22, 42 and 53. They explained that they had found the horns in the forest and were going to sell them to interested people.
The horns were removed and sent for examination.
On this fact criminal proceedings under p. 3 of Art. 267-1 (Violation of radiation safety requirements) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The sanction of the article provides for a fine of fifty to eighty non-taxable minimum incomes, or restriction of liberty for a term of one to three years, or imprisonment for the same term.
In addition, for unauthorized entry into the exclusion zone, police officers drew up administrative reports under Art. 46-1 “Violation of the requirements of the radiation safety regime in areas that have undergone radioactive contamination” of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses. They were sent to court for a decision.
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