KyivPost

Media: Polish consulate in Lutsk involved in human trafficking

Print version
Aug. 1, 2012, 1:51 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

A criminal group in the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk issued Schengen visas to people that had no right to receive them, and was allegedly involved in human trafficking, according to Polish Gazeta Polska.
© forum.polityka.org.pl

LUTSK – A criminal group in the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk issued Schengen visas to people that had no right to receive them, and was allegedly involved in human trafficking, according to Polish media.

According to the Gazeta Polska daily newspaper, the Border Guard Service of Poland picked up the trail of the criminal group in 2011.

"Among its other activities, the group illegally issued visas for prostitutes, and was possibly involved in child trafficking. Poland is about to face an international scandal," reads the article.

Diplomats, including the consul, one of drivers of the consulate, and an employee of the security service, allegedly were members of the group.

Interfax-Ukraine has not managed to receive an official commentary on the issue from the Embassy of Poland in Ukraine.

The Kyiv Post is disabling its online comment section due to an increase in trolls, violent comments and other personal attacks. Other news organizations worldwide have taken similar steps for the same reasons. The Kyiv Post regrets having to take this action. The newspaper believes in a robust public debate, but the discussion must be constructive and intelligent. For the time being, the Kyiv Post will allow comments on its moderated Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/kyivpost/. The newspaper will consider hosting online comments again when circumstances allow. Thank you from the Kyiv Post.

KyivPost

© 1995–2015 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at news@kyivpost.com
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.