Knives, iron bars, broken stick. Kyrgyz thugs collect "tribute" on behalf of thief in law
Eight men have been detained on suspicion of extortion.
Moscow police detained a group of individuals from Kyrgyzstan who had extorted money from their compatriots - taxi drivers, owners of cafes, restaurants, and construction markets.
Kyrgyz Ministry of Internal Affairs said in a press release that their Russian counterparts had first informed them about the crimes at the beginning of February 2018. They said that someone had been trying to achieve dominance over entrepreneurs in Moscow and the Moscow region on behalf of a thief in law with the initials ‘K.K.’, whose name remains withheld to date.
The racketeers demanded a monthly fee of 50.000 rubles ($790) threatening violence.
Initially, the victims were reluctant to report them, but a talk with law enforcers convinced them they should. A criminal case was initiated under Art. 163 (Extortion committed by a group of persons with violence, by previous concert). A search in the car of the detainees uncovered a few knives, iron bars, and a broken stick; everything was seized.
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