SBU detained a gang of extortioners in Uzhgorod

СБУ задержала банду вымогателей в Ужгороде

The detention of the racketeers in Uzhgorod

Racketeers systematically extorted money from businessmen by threatening them with physical violence in case of refusal to pay.

The security service of Ukraine neutralized in the Transcarpathian region organized criminal group that specialized in extorting money from businessmen. About it reports a press-service SBU on Thursday, April 4.

The investigators found that the gang consisted of five local residents. Racketeers systematically extorted money from businessmen by threatening them with physical violence in case of refusal to pay.

In particular, security service of Ukraine documented the extortion by criminals from another businessman of 30 thousand euros.

Detained ransomware on one of the streets of Uzhgorod when you receive the third part of the money in the amount of 2.5 thousand euros.

On the given fact criminal case under article extortion (part 2 of article 189 of the criminal code of Ukraine). Investigative actions continue.

Earlier in Zhytomyr region, the security forces detained members of a criminal gang that specialised in extorting money from businessmen. Its membership consisted of more than 10 persons at the age from 22 to 45 years.

It was also reported that the SBU prevented contract killing of a farmer in Kherson area. Militiamen detained the customer and the executor of the crime after the transfer of part of the “fee” in the amount of 40 thousand dollars.

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