‘Thief in law’ Guli gets back to Baku

‘Thief in law’ Guli gets back to Baku
Nadir Salifov (aka Guli)

It looks like Georgia is not going to extradite him to Russia.

46-year-old ‘thief in law’ Nadir Salifov (aka Guli) has been spotted in Baku, reports Vatan CRIME channel. Why he appeared in Azerbaijan is unknown, so far. Lately, he has lived in the United Arab Emirates.

In autumn, 2017, Guli moved to a villa near Istanbul following his 22-year term and early release. With that, he managed to broaden his influence in Russia. So, after it became clear that Russia’s number one ‘thief’ Zakhary Kalashev (aka Shakro Molodoy) was going to be sent to a colony for a long term in the nearest future and Guli would be able to fight for the main title within the criminal hierarchy, Russia’s MIA place him on an international wanted list with Interpol. According to law enforcement, Guli - while being in a colony - supervised an abduction of a businessman for the purpose of getting repayment. As a result, Moscow’s Presnensky court arrested Guli in absentia, having accused him of abduction of a person (article 126 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and extortion (article 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

After that, the ‘thief’ started having issues there, as well, following the political rapprochement between Russia and Turkey. In October, 2018, Salifov was reported to have been detained in a street of Istanbul. Multiple reports on his criminal activity in Russia posted by the Russian media were considered the most likely cause for his detention. In particular, it was reported that the thief’s representatives had managed to establish full control over a major wholesale market Food City, having put the squeeze on its workers. Later, it became known that the Turkish side was contemplating deportation of the ‘thief’ to Azerbaijan or Russia where he would be arrested.

However, finally, the authorities of Turkey extradited him to Azerbaijan. With that, he was reported to have been placed under house arrest in Baku, but later, the Ministry of Justice denied the reports on Salifov’s deportation or extradition to Baku. Nevertheless, the Ministry assumed that Guli might be in Baku, but certainly not under house arrest.

Guli was likely to have moved to Dubai and continued to rule his groups remotely. He talks to his subordinates via the Internet every day. He appoints the ‘holders’ and delivers orders.

Activity of Guli’s supporters has lately strengthened in Russia. They’re many of them in Moscow and the Sverdlovsk region. As of now, almost all markets in the country are controlled by gangs tied to Salifov one way or another. Merchants pay tributes. This money goes to Guli’s accounts. Not for nothing he is considered one of the richest ‘thieves in law’ with billions of dollars behind his back.

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