The head of the Kiev-Warsaw train and the train’s conductors have lost their jobs because of cigarette smuggling on the train. The South-Western Railway has reprimanded and dismissed the head of the Kiev-Warsaw train No. 68. In addition, two conductors have been dismissed and two transferred to posts unrelated to passenger services, the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia said.
These personnel rotations were made after border guards uncovered contraband cigarettes on a train on 18 August, the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia said.
A similar incident occurred on a Kyiv-Bratislava direct train.
After law enforcement officers uncovered the smuggled goods on 19 August, one conductor was fired and another was transferred to a post unrelated to passenger services.
In addition, the head of reserve conductors and the chief of passenger services at the South-Western Railway were reprimanded.
The chief of the Kiev Passenger Train Station’s railway yard will face disciplinary proceedings after returning from vacation.
A number of measures have been taken as part of efforts to prevent similar crimes on the South-Western Railway. For example, video registration has been introduced behind the staging track for the Kyiv-Warsaw train No. 67/68, access to the train has been restricted, and control over the movement of vehicles on the territory of the Kiev Passenger Train Station’s wagon yard has been tightened.