Member of thief in law Turok’s OCG arrested in Austria on Moldova’s request
Russian citizen Beslan Khabilaev, sought by the Moldova Prosecutor's Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases, was arrested in Austria for 30 days earlier this week.
According to CrimeMoldova, the 35-year-old Khabilaev is a member of the Turok OCG headed by Andrey Torkunov aka Turok. In Moldova, Beslan Khabilaev is accused of blackmailing and financing the criminal activities of Torkunov's gang.
According to sources in Moldova law enforcement bodies, the OCG representatives tried to prevent the extradition of Khabilaev.
It is reported that the Moldova Prosecutor's Office will soon file an application to the Austrian authorities for the extradition of the suspect. If the Moldova Prosecutor's Office does not meet the 30-day deadline, Austrian law enforcers will have to release Khabilaev.
Deputy Head of the Prosecutor's Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases Valeriu Busuioc confirmed to CrimeMoldova the investigation into the criminal case against Turok’s OCG conducted by his subordinates.
As reported by The CrimeRussia, the 37-y.o. thief in law Andrey Torkunov, known in the criminal world as Turok, was 'crowned’ in 2013 by Georgy Sorokin (Zhora Tashkentsky), Gela Kardava, Mamuka Chkadua (Mamuka Galsky), Ali Geydarov (Albert Ryzhy), Merabi Mzarelua (Duyake), and a number of other influential thieves.
Turok, whom Shakro Molodoy suspended in 2015, last came to the attention of Russian law enforcement bodies in January 2017. Back then, Turok was detained in the Prefecture of Troitsky and Novomoskovsky Administrative Districts carrying military weapons and ammunition, which caused the initiation of a criminal case and the grounds for electing arrest as a preventive measure by the court.
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