“Thieves-in-law with nicknames Umka and Lasha Svan are accused in the establishment and spread of criminal influence in relevant criminal status,” the message said.
It is reported that the operative employees of the Department of strategic investigations and investigators of the Chief Investigative Department together with the Prosecutor General’s Office document the evidence of the spread of the criminal influence of the thieves-in-law for a year. It is known that Umka was got made in 2014; while Lasha Svan is a thief-in-law since 1995; they get their sonorous titles from the top representatives of the Russian criminal world. They were considered to be one of the most affluent thieves-in-law in Ukraine and controlled the criminal world in Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhia, and part of the western region.
“The documenting of the illegal activity of the thieves in law took place in two stages. The first one was in April 2021, during the large-scale police special operation in the Dnipropetrovsk region, the criminal grouping was exposed led by the so-called mafia enforcer and 16 members of the grouping were served charges, including five mafia enforcers and four criminal mafia bosses. The second stage occurred yesterday, on May 19,” the message says.
It is known that Umka was detained at Dnipro Airport during the attempt to leave Ukraine; Lasha Svan was detained in a hotel.
The searches continue.
Earlier, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) introduced personal sanctions against 557 thieves in law. Also, the NSDC imposed sanctions on 111 foreigners who are crime bosses.