Vinnytsia: SBU terminates activities of extortion group
The SBU officials terminated activities of an organized group, which was engaged in extorting money from citizens in Vinnytsia.
Special service operatives have established that the group, which included three residents of one of the district centers of region, specialized in "knocking out" of non-existent debts from local residents. Threatening with physical violence to local businessman, the offenders extorted USD 2000 from him.
Law enforcers detained involved persons on the outskirts of Haysin in accordance with Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine after receiving the next part of the "tribute" in the amount of USD 500.
During the detention of the organizer of the group, law enforcement officers seized the counterfeit ID of the internal security officer of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine.
Within the framework criminal proceedings initiated under Part 2 of Art. 189 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the issue of serving a notice of suspicion is being decided.
The investigative actions are under way.
The operation on exposing the offenders was carried out jointly with the Office of Special Investigations of the Main Department of the National Police in Vinnytsia region under the procedural guidance of the regional prosecutor's office.
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