The police have detained in Odessa four members of an ethnic organized criminal group which was engaged in kidnapping, reported head of the Main Directorate of Ukraine in Odessa region Dmitry Golovin on his page in Facebook.

According to him, in exposing the attackers took part, police in 7 provinces of the country.

In November 2017, the gang members kidnapped a man and demanded that the relatives ransom in the amount of $200 thousand In the course of the investigation police found six of the immediate captors. Two of them currently remain at large.

In addition, law enforcement officers conducted more than 30 searches, which seized a large Arsenal of weapons: pistols, rifles, machine gun, machine gun, grenades, knives, etc.

The attackers declared suspicion in Commission of criminal offenses under part 1 article 146 (illegal imprisonment or kidnapping) and part 4 St. 189 (extortion) of the Criminal code of Ukraine .

Four detainees, one court of Odessa chose a measure of restraint in form of detention without the right of bail for a period of 60 days.