Two Chinese nationals have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle two infants from Ukraine to Romania.
Reports claim several more attempts of Chinese nationals trying to smuggle children from Ukraine to other countries.
On Monday (March 14), Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service reported that border guards at Porubne Border Crossing Point in Chernivtsi Oblast had failed an immigrant attempt to evacuate children from Ukraine. According to border guards, two Chinese nationals tried to cross the border into Romania carrying two children.
The people who have been identified as Chinese nationals were carrying two infants as they attempted to cross the border and into Romania when they attracted suspicion from the border guards who suspected that something was off.
However, border officials found out that the foreigners did not have any identification documents for the children. After conducting an investigation, the State Border Guard Service found that “just before this (incident), both Chinese arrived in our area without children.”
When questioned by border guards, the immigrants could not explain where the children came from. Ukrainian National Police are now investigating the incident.