They demanded money from businessmen.
In Zhytomyr region the police detained participants of an organized criminal group that extorted money from businessmen. About it reports regional management of national police Wednesday, may 29, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
In particular, arrested the organizer of an organized criminal group and his accomplice.
“The attackers under the threat of physical violence, property damage, casualties and even of bodily harm and demanded money from local businessmen – owners of sawmills. The police arrested the extortionists when transferring ownership of a property complex of one of the victims”, – stated in the message.
It is established that the defendants over a long period of time through intimidation, infliction of bodily injury and property damage demanded money from local businessmen for their smooth business activities. The group was part of the organizer and his accomplice.
During the searches at the place of residence ransomware, police seized weapons, ammunition, metal knuckles, metal, noose, telescopic baton and a wooden bat, and other items designed to take a beating.
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The question on election of a preventive measure – detention. A criminal case under article extortion (part 2 of article 189 of the criminal code of Ukraine).