ISIS-linked migrant traffickers detained in Kyiv Region
They were paid 6,000 dollars per migrant to Western Europe.
Law enforcers have detained illegal migrant traffickers with links to the Islamic State (ISIS) group, Larysa Sarhan, the press secretary of the prosecutor-general, has said on Facebook.
"The prosecutor's office of Kyiv Region together with security service officers has detained a group of individuals who set up a channel of illegal migration by issuing fake documents (Ukrainian national and foreign travel passports and so on) and selling them to Ukrainian nationals and foreigners," she said.
An initial probe showed that the group included citizens of Asian countries, Rusia and Ukraine who "have radical Islamic religious views and are involved in the activity of the Islamic State terror group".
The criminals were paid 6,000 dollars per person they helped to traffic to Western Europe. For this, they provided illegal migrants with fake passports and instructions on how to go through border control.
Fifteen fake passports and 108,000 hryvnyas (around 4,000 dollars) were seized during the searches.
"Law enforcers have detained three criminals. The issue of putting them under arrest is being decided," the statement reads.