Police officers of Crimea along with the officers of the Security Service of Ukraine in Kherson region documented and prevent the illegal activity of the criminal organization controlled by thieves in law as the National Police of Ukraine reported.
The members of the grouping acted in the territory of Crimea, as well as Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Zaporizhia regions. The law enforcers figured out that the perpetrators controlled the illegal activity of other criminal groups and people kept in prison settings.
“The perpetrators gathered money for thieving fund. Later these funds were used for the personal needs of the thieves in law. Moreover, the funds were used for the provision of the criminal bosses with cigarettes and alcohol in the prison as well as the purchase of mobile phones. The criminal meetings were organized on these funds; the bribery of the officials, hiring of the lawyers for other members of the criminal organization took place on these funds and the campaigns to discredit the law enforcement bodies of Ukraine were held,” the police officers said.
A citizen of Odesa, thieve in law nicknamed Sharyk turned out to be the curator. Kherson chain was headed by the leader of the regional criminal groups; he was obliged to control the filling of the fund.
The money was coming from particular criminals and organized criminal groups. According to the police, these funds originated from fraudulent acts, theft, car stealing, illegal transfers to Crimea. Thus, during two years, the sum of funds made $1 million.
The law enforcers held about 30 searches during the investigation.
The documenting of the criminal activity of the group took place within the criminal proceeding opened due to the creation of the criminal organization, extortion and illegal production, use, purchase, storage, transfer and selling of the drugs.
The investigators provided suspicion to four perpetrators. The pretrial investigation continues.
Earlier, Ukrainian law enforcers detained the woman who took part in the criminal schemes related to gas embezzlement.