Over 300 fugitive criminals detained during 2018 World Cup in Russia
The special operation was carried out by employees of the search department of the Penitentiary Service in 11 cities of Russia.
During the 2018 World Cup, more than 300 fugitive criminals were detained. Some of them managed to avoid punishment for several years, Life pens quoting the data of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN).
According to the statement, the Kontingent-2018 special operation was conducted during the period from June 14 to July 15 in such cities of Russia as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saransk, Samara, Volgograd, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Sochi, and Krasnodar. Thousands of FSIN employees, secret agents were engaged in the searches.
It is noted that the majority of the detainees were under a recognizance not to leave or under bail at the time of the trial. However, they were hiding from the investigation.
For example, St. Petersburg detained two criminals who were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for the distribution of drugs. As the operatives tell, during the detention criminals offer resistance, they threw knives.
FSIN operatives detained a thief convicted in 2011 in the Rostov region at the railway station of Manychka during the purchase of a ticket for a train to Moscow. He acquitted his failure to appear in court with booze, stating that he did not know that he was jailed.