Officers of the Criminal InvestigationDepartment of Ukraine discontinued activity of the criminal groupconsisting of three members. The gang members were arrested. Theinvestigation established their involvement in armed assaults onmajor shopping centers of Mariupol in May 2014, Censor.NET reports citing LigaBiznesInform.
Thiscriminal group was part of the gang led by the crime boss nicknamedChechen, which was organized at the end of April 2014 with the aimof committing robberies of supermarkets and shopping malls inMariupol, the press service of the Interior Ministry states. Fundsobtained as a result of committing crimes were passed to the headsof the terrorist organization DPR.
Parts ofplastic casings of ATMs, bills receiving containers, a frame fromthe self-service terminal and other material evidence were seizedduring search of the temporary residence of one of the members ofthe group
Thedetainees were announced of suspicion of committing a crime underpart 3 of the Article 187 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code. The courtestablished a preventive measure in the form of arrest.
Officersof the Criminal Investigation Department along with otherinvestigating agencies are working at locating and detainingChechen and other mobsters.