Detained Pichuga's henchmen sold weapons and laundered money

Detained Pichuga's henchmen sold weapons and laundered money
Video still – the detention of Pichuga henchmen

A criminal case was instituted against the detainees, they were taken to Syktyvkar and arrested.⁠

Rosgvardia reported details of Yuri Pichugin’s OCG members detention on March 15 in the Komi Republic.

It turned out that Vyacheslav Popov and Georgy Guziev were engaged in illegal ammunition trafficking and legalization of money received by criminal means. A criminal case was instituted against the detainees, they were taken to Syktyvkar and arrested.

On the same day, law enforcers searched the illegal oil storage facilities in the Usinsk district, which were controlled by members of the Pichuga OCG. Warehouses are close to the boreholes. In the same place members of the gang were engaged in illegal sale of oil products.

Recall, on February 18, 2017, the thief in law was detained in Moscow and taken to Syktyvkar. In parallel, other members of the criminal group were detained in different places. February 20 this year the Syktyvkar City Court placed Pichugin in custody for two months. Together with him, seven other alleged members of the criminal gang were arrested. Two of the defendants of the criminal case, Makhach Azizov and Viktor Karpov, were put in the federal wanted list.

The criminal group, organized by Pichugin, was engaged in patronizing business, theft, robbery and fraud. In the 2000s, the group began to legalize criminal proceeds.⁠

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