The police have seized more than 109 thousand fir-trees from poachers, the press service of the Interior Ministry reports.

The cost of the seized trees exceeds 2.8 million UAH.

Policemen and public activists organized patrolling outside the forest, Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported.

"The checks of over 35.500 cars were organized. Besides, more than 9 thousand markets and shopping areas, where Christmas trees are sold, are being checked," the police said.

As reported, on December 29, law enforcement officers seized over 26.400 fir-trees worth 1.7 million UAH, which were illegally cut down in Ukraine. A total of 1.394 poachers have been detained.

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