Avakov presented the acting head of national police of Ukraine Vadim Troyan 16.11.2016
The National police uncovered a network of traffickers who recruited Ukrainians for work with drug traffickers in Russia. This was told at the briefing, which was broadcast channel “112 Ukraine”, the acting head of the National police of Ukraine Vadim Trojan.
As told to freelance adviser to the interior Minister and people’s Deputy Anton Gerashchenko, such an organized group began to operate in Ukraine about a year ago. It has been Ukrayiny citizens and one citizen of Moldova.
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“The purpose of this group was to recruit young citizens of Ukraine aged from 20 to 30 years through ads in the metro free newspaper, which said that young people can get 6-8 thousand UAH, nothing seemed normal. Special emphasis was made of the fact that previously such people were not brought to trial and had no experience of cooperation with law enforcement. If the person is approached by psychological qualities, he trusted, they were told that you would go to the Russian Federation, will live in rented apartments. Get phone, on telephone, through special messenger will come to the team, to come to a certain area, find an abandoned building and there under some stone will be the bag in which the drugs would be packaged in advance in a baggie with the numbers. The young people had to carry these bags and leave them in the recesses. For this work they were paid about 45-50 thousand rubles a month and paid the rent. Further the intent was to transfer these couriers of the Russian law enforcement bodies in order to do statistics on the fight against drugs. According to preliminary data obtained from the Ministry of foreign Affairs human rights organizations Boris Zakharov about 400 citizens of Ukraine today, delivered to Russia under the scheme, are under arrest,” – said Gerashchenko.
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Today, the efforts to combat counter-trafficking, this criminal group fully exposed. Today arrested in the river, they are threatened in case of proving their guilt in court, from 8 to 15 years of imprisonment. A significant role was played by human rights defenders, civil society organizations, the mothers of these guys who got in trouble.
According to the head of the Department of national police on combating trafficking Artem Krishchenko during 2016, addressed relatives of the victims.
“After studying all the materials of these cases it was clear that the send goes through the capital. In the capital, carried out operational-investigative activities, was discovered by a group, the backbone of which was of 4 people. There was also a offices, where the computers where meetings were held. Established persons, who were recruited and protected before sending. Before the implementation was sent to two people we got off the train at the border and began a search of the event. Was arrested all members of criminal group, seized all mobile phones, money, false accounting. Now people detained in order St. 208 code of criminal procedure, now will the courts, to define the further destiny,” he said.
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As explained by the acting national police head of Vadim Troyan, the citizens of Ukraine on the territory of the Russian Federation selected passports.
“When our people came there to work, they have taken away the passport, they left the phones and Express their component was that they had to distribute the drugs. When the courier refused, the FSB or the police of the Russian Federation was detained, did it on camera, publicly accused the Ukrainians that they spread drugs,” he said.
The head of the advocacy center of the Ukrainian Helsinki group, Boris Zakharov believes, in conclusion, this scheme is located about 3 thousand people.
“We can conclude that we are talking about the huge scale of this scheme and in conclusion, this scheme is about 3 thousand people, it is the numbers of independent experts”, – he said..
According to Gerashchenko, today, arrested in the river, they are threatened in case of proving their guilt in court, from 8 to 15 years of imprisonment. A significant role was played by human rights defenders, civil society organizations, the mothers of these guys who got in trouble.