In the Nikolaev area as a result of joint operation of the Prosecutor’s office, regional, GU NP and the Department “K” of SBU in the region stopped activity of the gang involved in manufacturing fake passports of Ukraine, including passports. This reports the press Secretary of Yuri Lutsenko Larisa Sargan Facebook.
As has established a consequence, the head of Department of the organization of defensive and mobilization work and interaction with law enforcement bodies of the Nikolaev city Council, acting on a prior agreement with five other citizens, residents of Kyiv and Mykolaiv regions, organized mechanism of production of counterfeit passports of citizens of Ukraine, registered in the occupied territories Luhansk and Donetsk regions and in Crimea. The documents were made knowingly false information about their owners for illegal crossing of the state border. In addition to directly passports, formed a package of fake documents needed for registration of the passport – certificate of absence of criminal record, IDs, marriage certificate and others.
The group was active from may 2017 to March 2018. Yesterday, March 22, all 6 gang members were arrested.
During the investigation it was established that the organizer of the group himself has dual citizenship – Ukrainian and Russian, and his son – the citizen of the Russian Federation and servicemen of the Russian Armed forces. In addition, another member of the group is a Russian citizen. In total, the number of detainees was the organizer of the gang, a former employee of the migration service of Ukraine, the citizen of Moldova, inhabitant of Kiev region and two inhabitants of the Nikolaev area.
During searches in public institutions migration service and place of residence of the defendants in the case, prosecutors, police and the security service seized 75 of signets and stamps of various government agencies, in particular – Ukrainian embassies in Kazakhstan and Moldova, more than 100 blank forms of institutions and organizations confirming the facts of legal significance, the logs of persons without a certain residence, cash to 50 thousand $ 50 thousand UAH 252 thousand Russian rubles and euros 2130. Also seized 9 firearms without permits, more than 150 cartridges of 500 grams of gold jewelry and a substance tentatively identified as cannabis.
Already the detainee it is declared suspicion, the question of the measure of restraint. The pretrial investigation proceeds.