Caucasus immigrants collect tribute from Moscow gypsy cabs near MIA building
The taxi drivers had to pay 800 rubles a day from each car.
The Moscow Criminal Investigation arrested Islam Pugoev from Ingushetia and Shamkhan Daut-Mirzaev from Chechnya. They are suspected of extorting money from Moscow unlicensed taxi drivers, according to Rosbalt with a reference to a law enforcement source.
The police officers found the racketeers on a tip-off by one of the drivers. He said all the drivers working near Shabolovskaya metro station pay a daily fee of 800 rubles from each car to be allowed to stay at their spot. According to him, the tribute is collected by immigrants from the North Caucasus. Later, 12 more taxi drivers turned to the police with the same claim. We should emphasize that this happens outside the windows of the Moscow MIA UEBiPK located at Shabalovka, 6.
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