Chechen thief’s sister jailed for 17 years for selling large quantity of heroin
Yakha Batukaeva and an accomplice were trying to sell almost 30 kg of drugs in Yuzhnouralsk in early 2016.
Yakha Batukaeva, the sister of the Chechen thief in law Aziz Batukaev, known simply as Aziz, and her accomplice Kabylzhan Abdurakhmanov have been found guilty of Illegal Drug Sales (part 5 of Article 228.1 of the Criminal Code) and in an Attempted Sale (part 3 of Art. 30 and part 5 of Art. 228.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
Chelyabinsk regional court sentenced each of the drug dealers to 17 years in prison and ordered to pay a fine of 500 thousand rubles ($8.800). Abdurakhmanov, 51, will be serving a sentence in a strict-security prison, while Batukaeva, 56, was sentenced to a general regime colony.
As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, the man and the woman were detained in early 2016. Aziz’s sister and her accomplice brought about 28 kg of heroin from Kyrgyzstan to Yuzhnouralsk. The drug dealers allegedly came to the Chelyabinsk region as tourists. The FSB seized a large quantity of drugs that was stored in an apartment Batukaeva and Abdurakhmanov were renting. A well-informed source of the CrimeRussia reported then that the ‘stuff’ seized probably belonged to Aziz himself, but this, alas, is unlikely to be proved.
As for the thief in law Aziz Batukaev, in August 2006 the Alamudun District Court of Bishkek sentenced him to 16 years and 8 months in a maximum-security colony. However, in 2013, he was released on parole with some deadly diseases that he had been allegedly diagnosed with. In April 2013, the Naryn City Court released the thief in law, so that he could die in his homeland, Chechnya. However, as soon as Batukaev left Kyrgyzstan, it turned out that the medical examination results were counterfeit. In March 2014, the Bishkek court declared the kingpin wanted by the Interpol. Before long, he was found in Chechnya, where he had already become a suspect in a criminal case on illegal possession of firearms and even got a prison term, according to MIA. The Prosecutor General's Office of Kyrgyzstan has been trying to get an extradition for him since 2014, but their Russian counterparts insisted that the extradition process would be resumed as soon as Aziz Batukaev has served his time in Chechnya.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).