Ukraine counts 20 thieves in law in its territory
In 2018, police detained 14 thieves in law on the territory of Ukraine.
About 20 thieves in law currently reside on the territory of Ukraine, who are trying to influence the criminal situation in Ukraine, reports UNN with reference to Roman Osukhovsky, Head of the Strategic Investigation Department of the National Police of Ukraine.
The publication notes that in 2018 the police detained 14 thieves in law on the territory of Ukraine, whereas in 2017, 11 crime bosses were detained. Most of them were detained in the capital of Ukraine and expelled from the country.
As previously reported by The CrimeRussia, Ukrainian security forces regularly detain crime lords and thieves in law, suppress “gatherings”, however, as a rule, the majority of detainees are soon released because, according to the same Ukrainian law enforcement officers, the law of the country does not have effective ways to combat organized crime and the thieves’ community.
At the end of November 2018, the deputy head of the National Police of Ukraine, Vyacheslav Abroskin, said on his Facebook page that in the last 2 months the Department of Strategic Studies collected materials on 442 thieves in law residing in the territory of the CIS countries and Europe. 256 of them are not allowed to enter Ukraine, but law enforcement officers regularly detain recently deported crime lords in the country, who enter Ukraine with fake documents.