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MOSCOW, May 12 (Itar-Tass) —— The Border Service of the Federal Security Service (FSB) jointly with foreign partners busted 17 gangs in the special operation West-2012, a source in the public relations centre of the Federal Security Service told Itar-Tass on Saturday.
The special border operation, which was targeted to bust trans-border criminal groups in the north-western and western directions, has been carried out since February. The international coordination centre for the special operation with the participation of the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at External Borders (Frontex), the State Border Guard Service under the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry, the Polish Border Guard and the Coordination Service of the Council of the Commanders of the CIS Border Guard Troops worked on the border section of the Russian Border Service in the Kaliningrad Region.
“The special operation busted 17 criminal groups, two of which had trans-border connections. According to the case files, 54 criminal cases and over 1,300 cases for administrative offences were opened. Eleven people were convicted, 595 fines to the tune of 729,000 rubles were levied. Some 46 materials were submitted to the law enforcement agencies,” the source said.
Thanks to the joint special operation the smuggling of cargoes to the tune of about five million rubles was averted across the state border. Over 200 ammunition, weapons and explosives were confiscated.