Ukrainian police launch large-scale operation against thieves in law in Dnieper
Sergey Oleynik (known as Umka), Sergey Svodin (Svodik) and other thieves in law face searches. Police seize weapons.
On April 25, the National Police of Ukraine announced a special operation against shot callers in the city of Dnieper, Strana.ua reports with reference to sources in the law enforcement agencies. The searches are carried out at Sergey Oleynik, also known as Umka, Sergey Svodin (Svodik) and other mobs.
It is reported that, despite the searches, none of the mobs was detained.
A special operation in the Dnepropetrovsk region was confirmed by Deputy Head of the National Police Vyacheslav Abroskin. On his Facebook page, he stated that the police are conducting searches in the region. At the same time Abroskin noted that the operation affected local kingpins. The Deputy Head of the National Police has published photos of grenades, apparently seized during the events. According to Abroskin's data, in just 3 months of 2018 200 grenades, 215 pistols, 18 rifles, 16 assault rifles, 14 grenade launchers and other weapons were seized from Ukrainian residents.
Earlier, Abroskin said that kingpins Sergey Oleynik and Andrey Nedzelsky (Nedelya) received their status for money and lobby the interests of the oligarchs in the criminal world. According to the Deputy Head of the National Police, Oleynik and Nedzelsky are trying to influence the authorities and law enforcement agencies. As an example, Abroskin mentioned biased articles about new head of the criminal police of the Dnepropetrovsk region Vadim Matviychuk, who allegedly disturbed Oleynik when he celebrated his birthday in one of the cafes of the Dnieper.
In early April, it was reported that the Dnipro police detained the EU wanted killer in the institution where Oleynik celebrated his birthday in the company of other mobs. The kingpin was indignant at the invasion of policemen, with whom he allegedly "agreed on everything".
Major general Igor Vasiliev, Head of the Engineering Support Service of the Federal Protection Service (FPS), and lieutenant general Ulitin subordinate to him are currently in the middle of a scandal. However, it is unlikely that they lose their posts. Reportedly, the two generals are just the tip of the huge corruption iceberg in the law enforcement structures. This is not the first embezzlement episode in their careers.