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Ukrainian Hennadiy Kapkanov, a shady figure from the world of cybercrime, and the alleged head of the cybercrime organization Avalanche, has disappeared just days after his arrest by Ukrainian police.

In an international operation on Nov. 30 that included efforts by 30 countries, the Ukrainian National Police arrested Kapkanov in his apartment in Poltava, 350 kilometers east of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Kapkanov resisted arrest, armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and a handgun.

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