Chechen mob Kazbek Ryzhyi and three gang members detained in Moscow region
The gang is suspected of kidnapping a businessman and extorting a large sum of money.
Employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Moscow region together with colleagues from the FSB of Russia detained members of a criminal gang suspected of abducting an entrepreneur and extorting a large sum of money from him. Among those arrested there was the 50-year-old Chechen thief in law, Kazbek Shakhbulatov, better known in the criminal world as Kazbek Ryzhyi. However, his colleagues do not recognize him as a kingpin.
The press service of the Moscow region headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that the crime was committed in August 2018 on Mozhaisky Val Street. Gang members forcibly put the 41-year-old businessman in the car and took him to the village of Kholm of the Mozhaisky District. While holding the businessman in the bathhouse, they beat him and demanded 2 million rubles. Having received part of the required amount, as well as receipts for non-existent debts, the stolen person was released. A criminal case was initiated into the abduction and extortion, and Kazbek Ryzhyi and his accomplices were detained.
During searches, the victim’s receipts, an air pistol, 20 12-caliber hunting cartridges, souvenir sabers, folding knives, three models of commemorative WWII medals and GPS tracker were found and seized from the detainees.
Currently, all persons involved in the case are arrested.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.