Moscow: 2 citizens of Kyrgyz descent collect tributes from their compatriots on behalf of thief in law
They are detained on suspicion of extortion.
Moscow-based law enforcement officials have detained two citizens of Kyrgyz descent who earned their living by extortion money from their compatriots - taxi-drivers.
According to Moscow’s MIA media office, they began to receive this information in August, 2018. In particular, it was reported that on a periodic basis, unknown persons acting on behalf of a certain thief in law (vor) K.K. took drivers out to a secluded area in the woods and committed bodily harm meant to be an example for them. The drivers were threatened with a similar fate in case of disobedience.
They extorted $1600, documents and a cell phone from one of the victims. After that, they continued to extort money from him. With that, they said they needed this money to close a criminal case (allegedly opened for a previous extortion).
26-year-old Madiyar Kasymbekov and 25-year-old Abdilmanal uulu Askar were detained on October 9 while receiving 10 thousand rubles ($152).
Earlier, the detention of 8 citizens of Kyrgyz descent was reported. They also committed extortion and racketeering on behalf of K.K.