On the territory of the Zaporozhye region, internal security operatives of the National Police and the Security Service of Ukraine exposed a criminal group engaged in theft of coal and other cargo on an especially large scale from the trains of the Pridneprovskaya Railway. Police officers and paramilitary guards of the railway were involved in the criminal business.
By According to the press service of the National Police, the criminal group came to the attention of employees of the Zaporozhye Department of the Department of Internal Security in the Zaporozhye region last July. The group included civilians, members of the paramilitary guard of the railway, as well as the response sector of the patrol police of one of the departments of the Berdyansk district police department.
The cargo, most of which is coal, was stolen according to a previously agreed plan and a clear distribution of roles. After the train stopped at the indicated place, the stolen goods were loaded by car. As established by law enforcement officers, in one "raid" attackers could embezzle 100 tons of coal, causing millions in losses.
Based on the materials collected by the operatives, the investigators of the RRG, under the procedural guidance of the Dnipro Regional Prosecutor's Office, began criminal proceedings under Part 1.2 of Art. 255 (Creation of a criminal organization), part 4 of Art. 28, part 3.4 of article 185 (Theft) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.