Kursk security forces arrest criminal bosses
In early February, Kursk police declassified the venue of all the criminal gatherings.
Kursk security forces joined efforts to arrest certain criminal bosses. Authorities reported that yesterday the Department for Combating Organized Crime, Department for Fight against Drug Trafficking and the National Guard officers busted two men, one of whom was an underboss for a city in the Kursk region. He has had a conviction and had served a sentence for robbery, theft, and drug possession since the early 90’s.
A personal search revealed that the underboss had 3.5 grams of heroin on him, which is considered storage on an especially large scale. A criminal case has been initiated under part 2 of Art. 228 of the Criminal Code. Law enforcement agencies are currently investigating the men’s involvement into crimes committed in the region.
Earlier, the Kursk police have obtained information on the popular locations, where the Kursk thieves would have their regular gatherings. The den was a room in a garage cooperative. This is where the security forces came in the middle of another gathering. Security officers detained 10 local criminal leaders, underbosses of different Kursk districts. All of them had previous convictions for robberies. One of them had served a term for a series of robberies that he had committed while clad as a law enforcement officer.
An inspection revealed 2.7 grams of heroin and 14 grams of marijuana that two of the men were carrying. Besides, a non-lethal gun was seized in the room, which turned out to have been stolen from a person of the Moscow region.
The detainees were charged with illicit drug and arms trafficking.
Since early February, there has been a preventive operation of the National Police of Ukraine in cooperation with the border and migration services called ‘Migrant’. Its aim is to identify and expel thieves in law and foreign crime lords out of the country.