The border guards of Belgorod-Dnistrovskyi detachment detained two police officers of the unrecognized “Transnistrian Moldovan Republic” who tried to smuggle a Ukrainian citizen in the neighboring territory against his will .

As reported the press service of the Main Directorate of the southern regional government of state frontier service of Ukraine, the incident occurred near the checkpoint “Kuchurgan-auto”. The guards heard the noise and saw two unknown men forcibly dragging a third towards the border.

“To the place came the response unit of border guards, who detained all persons. In the future, two citizens reported that they are employees of the interior Ministry of the unrecognized Transnistria, one of them had a corresponding certificate. The man tried to withdraw to a neighbouring territory illegally, bypassing the border checkpoint, was a Ukrainian, inhabitant of Odessa”, – said the press service.

The border guards handed over to law enforcement materials, containing signs of a crime under article 146 (illegal imprisonment or kidnapping) of the Criminal code of Ukraine. Conducted quickly-investigative actions.