In Vinnitsa detained racketeers to extort from the farmer $240 thousand

В Виннице задержаны рэкетиры, вымогавшие у фермера $240 тысяч

Malefactors were detained in a cafe

The farmer became more compliant, the racketeers used to it methods of physical impact, noted in the SBU.

In Vinnytsia region stopped the activities of organized groups, whose members extorted money from businessmen. It is reported by the SBU on Thursday, may 23.

“Operatives of the intelligence service established that the group consisted of residents of the regional center, including those with criminal records. Creating artificial conflict situations, the attackers demanded from traders “financial compensation for the resolution of disputes”, – stated in the message.

According to the investigation, the extortionists demanded from the local businessman 240 thousand dollars a non-existent debt or to give them the documents of title to the farm, which has 200 hectares of land.

“The farmer became more compliant, racketeers applied to it measures of physical influence, including grievous bodily harm”, – noted in SBU.

Three active participants of group have detained in one of the establishments in Vinnytsia upon receipt of documents certifying the right of ownership of the farm.

Opened a criminal case under article extortion (part 2 of article 189 of the criminal code of Ukraine). The issue of the announcement to the detainees on suspicion in Commission of crime and election of a measure of restraint in form of detention. The investigation is continuing.

Earlier on Thursday it became known about detention of the racketeers in the Lviv region. They are also involved in extortion of money from businessmen.

In Odessa detained Caucasians, “vybivanii” non-existent debts from local residents.

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