SSU prevented smuggling of chips for space and missile industries to Russia

Officers of the SSU (Security Service of Ukraine) in the Kharkiv region jointly with customs officers and border guards of Valkyvskyi region prevented an attempt to smuggle chips for space and missile industries.

4 February 2016 16:00

Not far from the border, a terrain vehicle, whose driver tried to drive in Russia without going through customs and border controls, was detained.

During the inspection, semiconductor chips for space and missile industries, as well as welding sets (total cost is UAH 170 thousand) were found in the vehicle.

The SSU officers opened criminal proceedings on the fact of illegal border crossings and smuggling. In addition, they are currently following clues of the chips origin, as well as identifying all those involved in the illegal shipment of the military items to Russia.