As part of the operation to expose a criminal scheme involving amber extraction in the Rivne region, the police detained one of the case figures, crime boss nicknamed "Ushatyi," who organized groups of diggers and collected money from them.
National Police Deputy Head - Head of the Criminal Police Vadym Troian said at yesterday's briefing in Kyiv.
"Today, one of the criminal underworld representatives, crime boss Mykola "Ushatyi" Rebeshko was detained in Kyiv," he said.
According to Troian, Ushatyi led a criminal structure that involved about 20 people. Their task was to tour the Rivne region, assign work to diggers, and collect money from them.