The Ex-head of the Rostov Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia about Nikolay Mkhitaryan: "A "kingpin" would never "feed" policemen's children"
Sources report that until the information about the extent of stolen goods has not spread away from the head office, it was decided to look for weapons and return them back to the storage at all costs.
The Ex-head of the Rostov Police Department has broken the silence and explained why and with whom he visited Krasnodar to acquire a series of snatched weapons. According to Dmitriy Tarasenko, who appeared to be into a car full of guns that evening, that has happened not occasionally – a special procedure of stolen weapons return was handled. He also said that Nikolay Mkhitaryan, who accompanied him, was "not an "authority" but an entrepreneur". Answering the question asked by TV-programme the Honest Detective program journalists, Tarasenko elaborated that he made a decision to organize a trip to Krasnoyarsk by himself but not by the order of Andrey Larionov, the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
- It was my own decision. I went there alone and just asked my fellow to transport me, - said Tarasenko.
Meanwhile, the Novaya Gazeta, referring to its sources, reports that until the information about the extent of stolen goods has not spread away from the head office, it was decided to look for weapons and return them back to the storage at all costs. As if someone phone called colonel Tarasenko and reported that there was a part of stolen weapons in criminals’ hands in the adjoining region. These people were ready to return (maybe for free but maybe for a fee) those guns if the colonel came alone. Tarasenko satisfied this term and received the guns, but on the way back to Rostov he was suddenly "hit" by his Kuban colleagues.
Tarasenko said about Nikolay Mkhitaryan, who was found driving the car full of guns, that he was not "an authority", but a well-known businessman taking care of policemen’s children:
- Nikolay Mkhitaryan is an entrepreneur. He possesses several café-bars in Rostov and also a karaoke-club. I personally asked him to let policemen’s children play a little bit and sing some songs in his karaoke-club. A "kingpin" would never "feed" policemen's kids, – argued Dmitry Tarasenko.
Let us remind that according to the CrimeRussia sources, an "entrepreneur" Nikolay Mkhitaryan is a person within Armen Kanevskoy’s, also known as a "thief in law", circle and he is involved in gang of killers, called "Vagan Karlik", actions.
Also remind, that on March 7, two cars were detained. One of them was driven by local "criminal authority" Nikolay Mkhitaryan, also known as "Tolsty"(Fat), and a passenger turned out to be Dmitry Tarasenko. A pistol IZH 79 with a 9mm caliber, two revolvers Reck mod cobra, machine gun AK 47 with a 7,62 caliber and two "Saga" guns were found in the trunk of this car. After the accident a special committee group consisted of eight people was delegated from Moscow to Rostov. At the same time media started to publish sensational information that weapons did not disappear from the Kirov Region security company but were given away to local criminal groups. As if some people were travelling around the Krasnodar Region in two cars and picked up those given guns.
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