Gang of policemen led by thief in law Omar Ufimsky detained in Odessa
Odessa law enforcement officers have detained four men who had been posing as police officers and committing robberies and armed assaults.
The leader of the gang turned out to be the Chechen kingpin Omar Bekaev, better known in the criminal world as Omar Ufimsky.
According to law enforcement authorities, the organized crime group in question had kept residents of the Odessa region at bay for a long time. Bandits would regularly commit holdups and robberies. The Internal Security Special Forces of the National Police of Ukraine managed to detain them hot on the trail after committing another crime.
As it turned out, the gang would commit crimes posing as police officers of a special department. They used a foreign car with Transnistrian license plate, attacking locals' homes with weapons. Anxious to get money and valuables, they would not disdain to apply torture and physical violence. The leader of the gang turned out to be the Chechen kingpin Omar Ufimsky. The locals, who had been victims of the organized crime groups, were so scared they refused to go to the police.
Last month, the Police Internal Security Office in the Odessa region received information that the bandits intend to commit another robbery and attack on a mansion belonging to one of the Berezovsky district residents. Then investigators drew up a plan to arrest members of the organized crime group. During a special operation, the police managed to arrest four members of the gang. All of them were residents of Donetsk and Odessa regions aged between 25 and 46. The men had previously been repeatedly convicted for property crimes associated with drug trafficking. During the detention, investigators seized a grenade, a knife, and a gun.
During the special operation, 46-year-old member of the group was resisting the law enforcement agencies, and received a gunshot wound. The policemen provideв him the necessary medical assistance and sent to hospital after calling ambulance.
A criminal case under part 4 of Art. 187 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code (Banditry) has been filed against the detained members of the organized crime group. They are currently in a temporary detention facility.
Since early February, there has been a preventive operation of the National Police of Ukraine in cooperation with the border and migration services called ‘Migrant’. Its aim is to identify and expel thieves in law and foreign crime lords out of the country.