Thief in law Duyake announced in international search for extortion of 13 mln from Moscow businessmen

Thief in law Duyake announced in international search for extortion of 13 mln from Moscow businessmen
Merab Mzarelua Duyake

The new “anti-thief” law can be applied to the crime boss.

Thief in law Merab Mzarelua, known by the nickname Duyake, was put on the international wanted list for extortion of 13 million rubles ($200mln) from two Moscow businessmen. Mzarelua faces from 7 to 15 years in prison. However, according to the source, a new “anti-thief” law can be applied to the crime boss.

Defendants in the case, in addition to Duyake, were two more members of the criminal gang. According to investigators, they, led by a crime boss, extorted money from the founders of Domserviskom company. The case was initiated back in 2015, and at the beginning of this year, in the course of the joint development of the officers of the Main Directorate of the Criminal Investigation of the MIA and the FSB, the involvement in the Duyake in the crime was established.

Merab Mzarelua received the crown in 1975. Until the end of the 70s, he got twice in prison - in Moscow and Sukhumi. In total, the crime boss served three years. In 1978, between two terms, Duyake took part in the decrowning of his own godfather, a Sukhumi thief in law, Gogi Gogoladze. And soon he himself was deprived of the crown for audacity against the crime boss Abesalom Mandzhgaladze, aka Beso Kochla. Mzarelua could regain the title only 12 years later, after the death of Beso, with the blessing of Vakho Kardava. According to some information, the restoration of reputation in the criminal world cost Duyake several hundred thousand dollars.

Mzarelua is also known as an active supporter of Ded Hasan and, in particular, represented his interests in the region of the Caucasian Mineral Waters during the conflict with the Oganov brothers. But after the return of Shakro Molodoy from the Spanish prison, Duyake and his clan finally lost the influence that they had under Hasan, and emigrated to Turkey.

Currently, law enforcement officers are taking measures to establish the location of Mzarelua and detain him.

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