SBU exposed the police officers involved in extortion of money from drug addicts

СБУ разоблачила полицейских, причастных к вымогательству денег у наркозависимых

In the Kharkiv region exposed police officers involved in extortion of money from drug addicts, documented five facts of receiving by the members of the group bribes for a total amount of almost 150 thousand UAH, reported the head of the press center of the SBU in the Kharkiv region Vladyslav Abdul in Facebook.

According to investigators, officials of the Kiev regional Department of the Main Directorate of the National police in the Kharkiv region and imposed a tribute to a drug addict. In the group were representatives of the Department for combating illegal drug trafficking. They extorted money from the people who were tracking at the time of receipt of drugs from bookmarks.

The size of the bribe for failure to prosecute amounted to from $500 to $1500. Lля receiving the money, the defendants attracted intermediaries.

“In the course of 15 searches in places of residence of the defendants, in their cars, premises of regional Department of the police, the staff of SBU found the money, probably obtained illegally, and other evidence of illegal actions”, – stated in the message.

The four police was notified of a suspicion under part 3 St. 368 Criminal code of Ukraine. The question on election of a preventive measure in form of detention and the message on suspicion to the other defendants.

The investigation establishes the possible involvement in the illegal activities of the other officers of the police.