SBU prevents the contract murder, which police officer planned to commit in Zaporizzhya region
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine prevented contract murder and detained the organizer - an investigator of one of the district units of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Zaporizzhya region.
The special service operatives received information that a police major through a mediator is searching for perpetrator among persons with a criminal background to commit murder. Law enforcement officers established that a police officer "ordered" a local resident who allegedly offended his close relative.
In order to prevent especially grave crime, special service operatives led a mediator on a conditional "killer". SBU officers documented the meeting of the customer and the mediator with the “perpetrator", at which the details of the crime were discussed. A police officer offered four thousand US dollars for the commission of murder.
To provide "evidence of victim’s killing", in accordance with the requirements of Art. 271 of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine, officers of the special unit conducted control over the crime commission and simulated the murder of man in his own residence. Also staged photos with the "victim's body" were taken for further demonstration to the customer of the fulfilled task confirmation.
Law enforcement officers detained a mediator in the center of Zaporizzhya after receiving "evidence" of the murder and handing over the first half of the money. Immediately afterwards, the organizer of crime was detained near his office.
Due to the special operation, the law-enforcement officers managed not only to prevent the murder, but also to expose direct customer.
Within the framework of initiated criminal proceedings under Part 1 Art. 15 cl. 11, Part 2 Art. 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the issue on serving to involved persons notices of suspicion of committing a crime and choosing a measure of restraint is now being settled.
Measures to detect and detain offenders were conducted in conjunction with the Territorial Office of the State Bureau of Investigations in Melitopol city, under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor General's Office.
The operative and investigative actions are under way.
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