Employees of the security Service of Ukraine blocked the activity of an organized group that specialized in extorting money from businessmen in Kharkiv region. This was reported by press Secretary of the regional Department of the SBU Vladislav Abdul.
Operatives of the intelligence service established that the gang were natives of one of the countries of the Caucasus region. Attackers extensive contacts with representatives of the criminal circles of the neighboring countries, in particular in Russia. Staff of SBU documented the fact of extortion from a local lawyer four hundred thousand dollars as a percent for using borrowed funds in the amount of twenty thousand dollars. In the case of non-payment “tribute” racketeers threatened the man and his family with physical violence.
Law enforcement officers detained in the center of Kharkov, one of the organizers of the group during receiving part of illegal benefit.
The question about the message to the detainee about suspicion in Commission of crime and the election of a preventive measure.
In the framework of criminal proceedings under part 2 of article 189 of the Criminal code of Ukraine, continue the urgent investigative actions to bring to justice the other participants of an organized group.
The operation to expose the attackers were conducted jointly with the police in the procedural management of Prosecutor’s office.