Transcarpathian region: SBU exposed organized group extorting EUR 30,000 (video)
SBU officers blocked the organized group specializing in money extortion from businessmen in Transcarpathian region.
SBU officers found that the gang consisted of five local residents. Criminals systematically extorted money from representatives of commercial structures. In case of non-payment, the racketeers threatened businessmen with violence.
Law enforcers documented that the group members extorted EUR 30,000 from a local businessman.
SBU officers detained the criminals in accordance with Article 208 of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine at a city street on receiving the third part of illegal benefit amounting to USD 2,500.
At present, the issue about serving a notice of suspicion in committing a crime stipulated by Part 2 Article 189 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and choosing a custody as a measure of restraint against the criminals are being settled. The urgent investigative and operative actions on establishing other facts of illegal activity of organized group members are under way.
The operation was conducted under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office.
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