Belarus: Former mobster from Morozov’s gang detained for armed racket
The mobster got out of jail and returned to the criminal business.
In Gomel, Belarus, a gangster from Morozov’s organized crime group was detained for racketeering, reports Reformation. The detainee left a colony in 2012, after 11 years of imprisonment.
After he got out of jail, the bandit returned to criminal activity. He was asked to solve some ‘business issues’ with a partner by a resident of Pinsk. The gangster promised to help him to get his money back.
The meeting was appointed at a square in Gomel. Negotiations were held under surveillance of the police. When the bandit took out a weapon and began to threaten the businessman, the police arrested him. It turned out that he had a pneumatic copy of Makarov's pistol with him.
A criminal case was initiated against the extortionists. They face imprisonment from 5 to 15 years.
Organized crime group of Sergei Morozov operated in the Gomel region in the period from the late 1980's to 2004. It was considered the largest and well-organized group in the region. The gang was engaged in extortion, robbery, murder and other crimes. In 2006, the Supreme Court of Belarus sentenced three leaders of the gang to be shot. Other members got long prison terms.
The detention is related to the investigation into the abduction and murder of Tatyana Sidorova, a deputy of the Ramenskoye District Legislature, and three members of her family, which occurred back in 2012.