Slot machines were seized throughout the Zaporozhye region, including in Melitopol.
Investigators GUNP in the Zaporozhye region together with employees of Department of strategic investigation and Management of the SBU in the region under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor’s office found 8 illegal gambling and seized evidence. The investigation is continuing. The criminal proceedings are opened.
Law enforcement has organized and conducted a number of operational activities aimed at exposing, documenting and combating on the territory of Zaporizhzhya region, illicit activities related to the conduct of gambling in casinos, poker clubs, slot machine halls, betting offices or provide access to them via the Internet in interactive clubs, including the organizers of gambling under the guise of carrying out state lotteries.
Today, on the night of 20 December, investigators GUNP in the Zaporozhye region together with employees of the office of strategic investigations in the Zaporozhye region, and also employees of Management of security Service of Ukraine in the region under the procedural leadership of regional Prosecutor’s office, found 8 illegal gambling establishments located in the cities of Zaporozhye, Berdyansk and Melitopol, where contrary to the Law of Ukraine “On prohibition of gambling business in Ukraine” has provided services in the field of illegal gambling.
So, as a result of the held events by militiamen seized 122 of the slot machine 4 roulette 6 computer system units with integrated software, 2 DVR’s, cash in the amount of 85 890 UAH. The street value is more than 3,5 million hryvnias.
“Currently, all the locations under investigations withdrawn draft accounting, cash and other evidence. Hold events for establishment of all persons involved in the organization of illegal business. According to this fact opened criminal proceedings on signs of part 1 of the Art. 203-2 (Occupation gambling) of the Criminal code of Ukraine. In the near future, based on the collected evidence will be declared suspicion to the organizers of this illegal business, ” – said acting head of GUNP in the Zaporozhye area Oleg Grigorov, according to the Department of communication of the police of Zaporozhye region.