Moscow: 2 citizens of Kyrgyz descent collect tributes from their compatriots on behalf of thief in law

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.

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