A 36-year-old cyclist who entered the lane of the border road with Russia received a one hundred zloty ticket. He told the border guards from Górowo Iławeckie (Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship) who stopped him that he was lost, and when he realized that he was on the border road, he said that he would take a close look at the Polish-Russian border.
It started with the fact that the officers of the Border Guard post in Górowo Iławeckie noticed that the devices monitoring the Polish-Russian border registered a man who rode his bicycle on the border road lane. After a few minutes, the man turned around and went back home.
When he was identified by the Border Guard patrol, it turned out that he was a 36-year-old resident of the Bartoszyce district. He told officers he had made a mistake.
Border Guard: pleaded guilty to the offence
“When he realized that he was on the border road, he said that he would see the Polish-Russian border up close. He confessed to the offense. He received a fine of PLN 100” – writes the spokeswoman of the Warmian-Masurian Border Guard Major Mirosława Aleksandrowicz in a communiqué .
The Border Guard asks you to pay attention to information boards and state border markings during tourist trips, mushroom picking or a bicycle ride in the vicinity of the border. It also reminds that there are criminal consequences for crossing the state border in places not designated for this purpose.
Such behavior, depending on the circumstances, is considered a crime or misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to PLN 500 or imprisonment for up to three years.
The man was detained by officers from the Border Guard post in Górowo Iławiecki
Main photo source: Warmia and Mazury Border Guard Unit