Chaika following Kolokotsev looks at thieves in law
The Prosecutor General believes that it is necessary "to use all legal mechanisms within criminal law more effectively to make the fight against organized crime more efficient".
In 2016, Russia continued to reduce the number of crimes committed by members of organized groups and criminal communities, as stated in the report on the rule of law and order delivered by Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chaika, RIA Novosti informed.
According to the report, 13,771 crimes of this category were investigated in 2014; 13,735 in 2015, and 12,581 in 2016. Nevertheless, "criminal bosses (thieves in law) still play a significant role in organized criminal environment, performing organizational, ideological and control functions," the document says. However, they are rarely brought to criminal accountability. In this regard, according to the Prosecutor General, it is necessary "to use all legal mechanisms within criminal law more effectively to make the fight against organized crime more efficient".
It is to be recalled that two weeks ago Russian law enforcement agencies proclaimed a thief in law Shalva Avdoyan (Shaliko Tbilissky) a lifelong persona non grata. He became the third criminal boss since the beginning of the year that was ousted from Russia on the completion of the yet another sentence. In March, thief in law Gayk Nikogosyan a.k.a. Ayko Karabakhsky, who was freed from the Vladimirsky Tsentral, was expelled for the same reason. Earlier, in Moscow, Georgian thief in law Suliko Sharikadze was caught and ordered to leave.
In early March, a radical decision was made against thief-crowned Belarusians. By the personal instruction of the Head of Russian MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev the stay of all Belarusian thieves (Pashtet, Medvezhonok, Mumu, Lebed, Galei and Sasha Kushner) in Russia is considered undesirable, they have a lifetime prohibition on entry into the country.