Video depicting vor Ogonyok’s detention published 

Video depicting vor Ogonyok’s detention published
Photo: Screenshot of the video

The crime lord is charged with storage of drugs.

A video of the detention of thief in law (vor) Alexander Okunev, known in the criminal world under nickname Ogonyok (Spark), appeared on the Internet. As The CrimeRussia wrote earlier, the vor was rounded up by operatives in Balashikha with a large batch of heroin.

As the press service of the regional Central Board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs specified, the special operation was carried out on M-7 Volga highway. The crime boss’s vehicle was stopped, Okunev was in it as a passenger.

“A personal search turned up a package with light-colored substance, which was seized from the thug. According to the results of the study, it was established that the seized substance is a narcotic drug - heroin, weighing roughly 4 grams, ” added the press service.

Thus, Ogonyok became a defendant in a case under Art. 228 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Illegal Acquisition, Storage, Transportation, Making or Processing of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances or Analogues Thereof”. He faces up to 15 years in prison. For the time of the investigation, Okunev has been placed in jail.

Notably, in 2014 the vor was already convicted under the same article. Then the court gave him 4 years of suspended sentence, which expired in April of this year, in total Ogonyok has already faced 9 convictions - beginning from the 70s he has served sentences for thefts, hooliganism, robbery, possession of weapons, and murder.

His ‘coronation’ took place in Vladimir Prison in 1994 with the participation of such vors as Tsitska, Boets, Sasha Sever, and Edik Asatryan.

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