Attempt on Rovshan Lenkoransky's confidant was made in Amsterdam
After Rovshan Lenkoransky was murdered in Turkey and Shakro Molodoy was detained in Moscow, a Chechen crime lord Khamzat Gastamirov (Sheykh Khamzat) inherited the assets of Europe's two most influential thieves-in-law and became the keeper of the 'European common fund.'
On the night of December 23 in the capital of the Netherlands, there was an assassination attempt on Chechen crime boss Sheykh Khamzat, one of the closest associates of thief in law Rovshan Dzhaniev (Rovshan Lenkoransky), who was killed in Turkey in August.
The attack took place on a wholesale vegetable base Staay Food Group Holding controlled by Gastamirov, located in one of the districts of Amsterdam. Killers armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and Glock pistols with silencers infiltrated the base under the guise of trucks drivers, hundreds of whom visit the base for purchasing goods and loading per night.
According to Sputnik, Sheykh Khamzat frequently visits the base on business. This is where he has been tracked down by the killers. However, the assassination attempt has failed – Gastamirov's security has responded promptly, disposing of the attackers. During the shooting, a security guard was wounded in the leg, and the other in the thigh. Upon arrival on the scene, the police detained two perpetrators, an Azerbaijani and a Chechen aged between 30 and 35.
The investigating authorities of the Netherlands are working to identify the person behind the attempt on Gastamirov; the thief in law's lawyers have also joined the investigation.
People in Sheykh Khamzat's circle link the attack to Gastamirov's growing influence on the global fruit and vegetable market. Staay Food under his control is expanding the geography, making the competitors suffer losses. Staay Food grows products both on its own lands, as well as purchases them from farms in Europe, Latin America, and Africa.
It is noteworthy that after Rovshan Lenkoransky's murder, Sheykh Khamzat, who used to be an owner of the wholesale vegetable bases, turned into a large criminal leader, uniting Turkish and Chechen mafia clans, and controlling a multimillion legal business in various fields.
Khamzat Gastamirov and Rovshan Dzhaniev
As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, Gastamirov had practically become a keeper of the 'European common fund', inheriting Lenkoransky's European assets.
In particular, this includes Hotel Covo dei Saraceni located in Positano, purchased by Dzhaniev for 49 million euros and registered in the name of Gastamirov’s wife by Rovshan Lenkoransky before his death. When the thief in law was dead, Gastamirov won the hotel Le Sirenuse worth 52 million euros from the late's family members. A Munich hotel Sofitel Munich Bayerpost worth 82 million euros, previously owned by him and Dzhaniev on equal shares, also came down under the full control of Gastamirov.
Let us recall that Rovshan Dzhaniev, who used to be Ded Hasan's enemy and is considered one of the hirers behind the assassination, was shot dead by three killers in Turkey on August 18, 2016. Initially it was reported that he was killed by Turkish Kurds in revenge for Ded Khasan; later it was reported that Shakro Molodoy's people, including Lasha Shushanashvili (Lasha Rustavsky), Vasily Khristoforov (Vasya Voskres), and Yuri Pichugin (Pichuga) may be involved in the hit organization.
It is remarkable that Dzhaniev's partner on criminal business Sheykh Khamzat inherited the control over European assets and those of Zakhar Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) after the latter was detained in Moscow. It was reported that Sheykh Khamzat and Shakro Molodoy together hold 50% shares in a jewelery house in Belgium. Gastamirov has also taken possession of the famous Caesars Palace in Las-Vegas. Moreover, the Chechen crime lord provides protection to all immigrants from the CIS countries in the European jewelery business.
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