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Law enforcement officers exposed an interregional criminal group that sold explosives via the Internet (PHOTOS) | StopCor

Under the procedural guidance of the Office of the Prosecutor General and the Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Zhytomyr Garrison of the Central Region of Ukraine, an interregional criminal group was exposed for illegal manufacture and sale of explosives via the Internet (Part 2, Article 28, Part 1, Article 263 of the Criminal Code).

According to the investigation, the criminal group included residents of Sumy, Kherson, Poltava, Lviv regions and Kyiv. A set of covert investigative (search) actions was carried out, including the prompt purchase of explosives — 25 kg of gunpowder.

Currently, 25 searches are being conducted in five regions of Ukraine, including at one of the enterprises of the State Concern Ukroboronprom and other private intermediary enterprises, as well as at the residence of nine members of the criminal group, garages and warehouses, vehicles. During the searches, more than 200 kg of gunpowder and official documents with draft records of illegal sale of gunpowder during the last 3 years, as well as cash in the amount of more than 100 thousand UAH and 23 thousand US dollars were seized.

Based on the results of the searches, the issue of detaining persons involved in the commission of a crime, notifying them of suspicion and choosing precautionary measures in the form of detention will be resolved.

The interregional criminal group was exposed by the prosecutor’s office together with the Main Investigation Department of the National Police under the operational support of the Criminal Investigation Department of the National Police of Ukraine.

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