The State Bureau of Investigation reported on a special operation in Odesa region to search for collaborators among criminals. It is reported that they found three suspicious persons and handed them over to the SSU.
"In the Odessa region employees of the GBR together with employees of the DIA of the National police of Ukraine conducted a large-scale special operation and checked for possible contacts with representatives of the occupying country more than 40 people involved in the criminal world. For the reliability of the information obtained, most of them were interviewed with a polygraph," - reported in the bureau.
"As a result, three persons who may be involved in the activities of enemy subversive groups have been identified," added in the GBR.
Criminal proceedings have been initiated for high treason (part 1 of article 111-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). All were handed over to the Security Service of Ukraine.
The SBU itself reported the day before that the Russian Federation tried to undermine the situation in the Odessa region with the help of criminals.
In addition, as indicated, with the assistance of the Main Department of the State Migration Service of Ukraine in the Odessa region, materials were collected and six citizens of other countries who could somehow contribute to destabilizing the situation in the region were deported from Ukraine, as well as a resident of the Odessa region, who was wanted for murder, was detained.
During the large-scale operative-investigative measures had been also revealed 4 industrial sites of cultivation of narcotic plants, have been withdrawn more than 3000 cannabis bushes and about 2 kg of ready sample. The cost of potion on the "black market" - more than 16 mln. On the fact registered 4 criminal proceedings under article 309 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Illegal production, manufacture, purchase, storage, transportation or transfer of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues without intent to sell).
"It is important to note that of the hundreds of people screened by GBI workers during the hot phase of the war, only a few turn out to be enemy agents. Most foreigners, even if they have problems with the law, are against the arrival of the Russian world in their cities," the bureau pointed out.