Recently in GUBOP of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine the operational information that some participants of an organized criminal group try to sell lot of caesium and the enriched uranium for 5 million dollars arrived.
As a result of an operational combination of workers GUBOP the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the Organized Crime Control Department of UMVS of Ukraine in the Cherkassk area during attempt of sale of radioactive materials was detained two malefactors. Namely: the inhabitant of Dnepropetrovsk (1956 of N), is on the consular accounting of Embassy of Ukraine in Germany, and also the native Cherkass (1971 of N), the head of the security service of the Cherkassk branch of commercial bank.
As the deputy head of department of fight against the organized groups and the GUBOP criminal organizations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Eduard Svintsitsky told, malefactors was detained on the Zolotonosky circle of the belt road of the route "Borispol — Zaporozhye".
They transported dangerous freight in own car of the Honda — Akord brand from Dnepropetrovsk on the territory of the Cherkassk area. During survey of a car and personal inspection of detainees the flask with "isotopes" marking in a package of gray color and a cone-shaped flask in a package of blue color in which there was a substance was revealed and withdrawn.
By results of measurement of power of the absorbed dose external scale - radiations and stream density a beta of the particles, carried out Cherkassk regional sanitarno - epidemiological station, it is registered excess of density of a stream a beta of particles from the studied objects in 5 and 21 times, i.e. in the withdrawn flasks there was a powdery, radioactive material.
At present radioactive materials for further expert research it is transferred to the Kiev specialcombine "Rodon".
On these facts Investigative management of Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Cherkassk area brought criminal case on signs of a crime, which provided p.1 Art. 265 (carrying, storage of radioactive materials (radioactive materials) without the permission provided by the law, sodeyanny a group of persons) the Criminal code of Ukraine.
Malefactors are detained according to Art. 115 Criminally - the procedural code of Ukraine.Today the court has to resolve an issue concerning election of a measure of restraint as it.
According to Eduard Svintsitsky, malefactors tried to realize the withdrawn radioactive materials as a batch to adjust the illegal channel of their further sale.
At present operation on establishment of location and withdrawal, delivery of radioactive materials, and also search of ways of their receipt in a "shadow" turn lasts. Searches in the place of residence of detainees and probable places of storage of radioactive materials are for this purpose carried out.
Press - service GUBOP Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine