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A man tried to move across the border of Ukraine 2 bags with religious books

April 4 2006

A man who endured from Russia in two bags on his back about 300 religious books, delayed the Border Patrol outpost "Melovoye" Lugansk squad.

Ukrainian newspaper "Today" reported that the perpetrator, a citizen of the Russian Federation Yuri K., born 1977, lived in the village Chertkovo. Border guards noticed him when he had already passed five yards to the Ukrainian territory.

In Lugansk frontier made it clear that the bags were 282 religious books. No historical value of the book does not represent. Basically, they were prayer books, the Gospels, the Bible in hardcover, and a thin pamphlet, which are usually handed out on the streets of Christian missionaries. All modern books.

As spokesman for the Lugansk border unit, Senior Lieutenant Andrei Demchenko, the detainee to court, and its cargo transferred to customs. Customs office to see them in 4 thousand hryvnia (about $ 800). Most likely, the books were intended for resale to Ukraine.

"Missionaries" for illegal border crossing can be convicted under article 204 of the Administrative Code of Ukraine with a fine 800 hryvnia ($ 160). Reports

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