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Police detain 53 criminal rings in six months

The top-five regions include Kyiv, the regions of Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Poltava and Odesa.

Police detain 53 criminal rings in six months
Vadym Troyan
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The criminal investigation department of the National Police has detained 53 organised criminal rings over the first half a year, Deputy Interior Minister Vadym Troyan has said.

Police detained 200 ring members responsible for about 800 crime.

The top-five regions in terms of organised criminal rings are Kyiv, 9, Dnipropetrovsk Region, 8, Lviv and Poltava regions, 7 each, and Odesa Region, 6.

"The closed cases included two premeditated murders, 11 extortion cases, 16 car thefts, 43 robberies, 53 hold-ups, 125 thefts, and 248 cases of fraud," Troyan said.

He expressed regret courts often release criminals or place them under house arrest.

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