In the Irkutsk region, police officers uncovered a large-scale logging operation, the telegram channel of the regional Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation reports on June 14.
The felling of the forest in the area of the Golumetsky forestry was revealed by law enforcement officers in March 2022. In the course of conducting operational-search activities, employees of the UEBiPK of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Irkutsk Region and investigators of the Intermunicipal Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia “Cheremkhovsky” detained the alleged “black lumberjacks”.
They were three men aged 28 to 33, two of whom had previous convictions. During the searches, the police seized loading equipment, chainsaws, radio stations and an assortment of wood, with a volume of over 230 cubic meters of timber. In addition, the activity of the wood processing point was checked, where the attackers transported raw materials for further processing.
On this fact, the investigators of the Department of Internal Affairs initiated a criminal case under Part 3 of Art. 260 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Illegal logging committed in …