Thief in law Guli released
He will remain in Turkey and will not be deported anywhere.
Thief in law Nadir Salifov aka Guli was released after a conversation with the staff of the Istanbul organized crime department. This is reported by Sputnik Azerbaijan referring to a source close to the Turkey criminal underworld.
To recall, Guli was detained on one of the Istanbul streets in the evening on Monday, October 8. It was reported that the immediate reason for his detention was the numerous media publications about his criminal activity in Russia.
In particular, it was reported that representatives of the thief in law have recently established control over the large wholesale market Food City, which is located not far from Moscow, on the 22 km of the Kaluzhskoye highway, having imposed a tribute on its employees. At the same time, Guli gave orders via Skype while being in Turkey.
Also, with the assistance of his underbosses in the field, Guli established contacts with major Azerbaijani businessmen in Russia and made them pay a monthly tribute in the amount of 2 to 4 million rubles ($29.940 to 59.880).
Apart from this, Turkish representatives had to ask Salifov about the murder of his main rival, thief in law Rovshan Lenkoransky in Turkey in 2016.
At the time, Guli's entourage immediately expressed confidence that the security forces had no direct evidence of his guilt and that he would soon be released, which eventually happened.
Thus, the reports that appeared in the Azerbaijani media, according to which Salifov might have been deported to his homeland, is not accurate. Turkish authorities are not going to transfer the thief into the hands of Russian law enforcers, despite the fact that he is wanted on charges of Kidnapping (Art. 126 of the Russian Criminal Code) and Extortion (Art. 163).
In should be added that in August this year, Guli was also detained along with his nephew Magomed Kurbanov in the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, where he had come to celebrate his birthday and simultaneously hold a small gathering. However, the thief was released already on the following day.