15 detained as Georgian OCG gets raided in Spain
The criminals robbed houses in Barcelona and its suburbs.
The Spanish police detained 15 Georgia- and the Caucasus area-born person on suspicion of participating in an organized criminal group specializing in apartment robberies, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Catalan law enforcement authorities Mossos d'Esquadra.
The police clarified that the leader of the organized criminal group and its rank-and-file members were detained. Two of them were released after giving testimony and the rest were taken into custody.
According to the investigators, the detainees are involved in at least 22 thefts in Barcelona and its suburbs. They also do not rule out that in the future their involvement in other crimes will be established.
The police carried out the special operation in Barcelona, as well as the cities of Hospitalet de Llobregat, San Adrian de Besos and Santa Coloma de Gramanet.
During the searches, the officer found and seized 13,000 Euros, two kilograms of jewelry, electronic devices, watches, as well as lock-picks for doors and safes.
The agency notes that the special operation was developed from April this year, when the police found that two criminal groups engaged in apartment robberies operated in Catalonia, as well as in other regions of Spain, in particular, in Alicante and Sevilla.
The name of the group leader is not disclosed for the purposes of the investigation, but it is reported that he is 53 years old and was earlier prosecuted in Russia.
It is to be recalled that earlier the CrimeRussia reported on the detention of Georgian kingpin Gocha Maisuradze, known under the nickname of Gogit, in Spain. The mafia boss is charged with organizing the robbery of the house of football player Gerard Pique and his wife, pop singer Shakira.
The detention took place a few days ago. Together with Gogit, eight of his accomplices were detained. According to investigators, Maisuradze managed a series of robberies of luxury houses and apartments in Barcelona and the Mediterranean coast.
Desarticulades dues importants organitzacions criminals especialitzades en robatoris en domicilis. Triaven domicilis que disposaven de caixes fortes. Podreu seguir la roda de premsa al nostre compte de Facebook https://t.co/vHDnjKAkC2 pic.twitter.com/PnOClyXVCj— Mossos (@mossos) 18 сентября 2018 г.