Police nab thieves’ summit; Antik and Lavasogly Batumsky competing over turf
Some of those who attended the mafia gathering are facing deportation.
Police interrupted a thieves' summit at a restaurant named Parmezan in the city of Izmail, Odessa region. Dumskaya wrote citing its sources that the plan had been to tackle the areas of control in the southwestern cities of the Odessa region: Izmail, Kiliya, and Reni.
Mindia Goradze (aka Lavasogly Batumsky)
Antimoz Kukhilava (aka Antik)
Koba, a representative of the thief in law Mindia Goradze (Lavasogly Batumsky), was the keynote speaker of the event. According to the source, Koba was trying to come to an agreement on joint control over the southern Odessa with the representatives of Antimoz Kukhilava (aka Antik). The newspaper also claims that it is another kingpin, Oleg Popescu, who is effectively ruling the territories. The Mafioso nicknamed Oleg Reniysky has been negotiating cooperation prospects with Mindia Goradze.
However, crime unit officers came before the thieves covered all the points on the agenda. Three of the detainees turned out to be foreign citizens and might be facing deportation.
Several new criminal cases against corrupt officials have been instituted in Dagestan. The high-ranked suspects include Abdulmedzhid Suleimanov, ex-Mayor of Izberbash; Amir Magomedov, ex-Head of the Izberbash Administration; Magomed Dzhelilov, Head of the Derbent District; and El’dar Karagishiev, Head of the Babayurt District. In the past, all of them were suspected of similar crimes – but somehow managed to get off the hook. The new arrests occur amid the anti-corruption campaign in the republican law enforcement structures. What are the true reasons behind the new wave of the personnel purge? Can the anti-corruption slogans conceal a fierce battle waged by local clans for redistribution of assets with the purpose to create a new ‘untouchable’ elite in Dagestan?