Festive prophylactics. Operatives "congratulated" thief in law Zver' with New Year
On December 26, 2018, officers of the Main Criminal Investigation Department of the MIA detained the influential thief in law Vitaly Izgilov, known in criminal circles under the nickname Vitalik Makhachkala and Zver'.
The detention was carried out for the purpose of prevention, found The CrimeRussia. Izgilov was not incriminated with anything illegal.
It is worth noting that the employees of the MIA have previously detained the authoritative crime boss for preventive conversations several times.
The former leader of the Vidnovskaya OCG and one of Shakro Molodoy’s closest associates in the mid-2000s, Vitaly Izgilov, became a very prominent figure after being detained by Spanish security forces during Operation Osa in 2005 on suspicion of legalizing criminal funds.
Soon, however, he was released on bail. Nevertheless, three years later, during the loud operation Troika, he was again arrested, after which Izgilov was charged with money laundering.
According to the operational data of European security officials, Izgilov was one of the key links in the complex mechanism of “Spanish laundry”, in which such influential crime bosses as Ded Khasan, Shakro Molodoy, Tyurik and Taro had their interests.
After spending 3.5 years in Spanish prisons and leaving for the kingdom the confiscated property (luxury cars and real estate) in the amount of not less than 700 thousand euros, Vitalik Makhachkalinsky was expelled to Russia in October 2015, where he was met by officers of the Main Criminal Investigation Department of the MIA and first of all had a "preventive conversation" with him. A week later, the meeting was repeated – Vitalik Makhachkalinsky was detained on his birthday at the Azerbaijan restaurant in the capital. In the same place, the crime bosses Roman Lomtadze (Mususa) and Shalva Huchua (Roko) were detained, although Zver' and Mususa with Roko denied that they participated in the same event. Since then Izgilov has preferred not to be seen anywhere. For what purpose the investigators of the criminal investigation department decided to visit him this time, is not clarified yet.
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