The security service of Ukraine in interaction with GUBOP the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and prosecutor's office of the Kharkov area in the territory of the region performed large-scale special operation as a result of which the organized criminal group is neutralized. Members of criminal group - about 20 people, inhabitants of Kharkov and the Kharkov area and citizens of the adjacent states - carried out the illegal activity connected with violent acts concerning businessmen and inhabitants of Harkovshchina.
It is established that for cover of the criminal activity members of group tried to create an extensive network of corruption communications among representatives of authorities and law enforcement agencies. Besides, criminals actively used in the illegal activity the help ex-law enforcement officers.
Fighters of special forces "Alpha" of SBU detained organizers of criminal group during their attempt to run away on the territory of the adjacent state. Thanks to professional actions of the military personnel of the Kharkov boundary group and employees of Kupyansky customs it was succeeded to prevent escape of criminals abroad.
The arsenal of fire small arms, a large number of cartridges is withdrawn from organizers of criminal group to it, fighting grenades, powerful explosives and fuses. Also more than 100 thousand US dollars, jewelry and two cars - "Lexus" and "Porsche" were withdrawn.
Thanking the coordinated actions within criminal case which is excited on materials of Management of SB of Ukraine in the Kharkov area that GUBOP by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine concerning organizers of criminal group on signs ч.3 Art. 189 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (extortion) by prosecutor's office of the Kharkov area criminal case is brought. The issue of initiation of legal proceedings on signs ч.2 is resolved by the Art. also.201 Criminal code of Ukraine (arms trafficking, ammunition, explosives).
Today all organizers of the specified criminal group are detained.