Central Asia gang of extortionists defeated in Moscow
Kidnapping of a businessman and taxi driver is under the organized crime group's belt.
In Moscow, the MIA Main Administration of Criminal Search Department, their colleagues from the Eastern District of Moscow Criminal Investigation Department and Federal Security Service of Russia detained active members of the criminal group. The gang of Central Asians earned their living by abductions of entrepreneurs in order to obtain ransom.
In December 2016, members of the criminal group abducted an entrepreneur, an Iranian citizen, threatening with weapons. In the area of Shchelkovskoe highway (Moscow) they pushed the businessman into his own car and took to the territory of the Noginsk district garden association. Having broken the lock of one of the houses, they penetrated into it and forcibly held the kidnapped there, demanding 10 million rubles ($178.900) for his release. They also stole his bankcards, and later withdrew all available funds. The entrepreneur managed to escape from captivity - he took advantage of the kidnappers inattention. Then he applied to the police.
During the work of law enforcers, the kidnappers of the businessman were detained. They are natives of Central Asia at the age of 25 to 35, one of whom was previously convicted. During the searches of their places of residence, a Makarov pistol with spiked numbers and a knife were seized.
In addition, the siloviki have established customers for the kidnapping of a businessman, but their names are not disclosed. They are also detained and became defendants in criminal cases.
In addition, it turned out that in early February this year, criminals abducted a Moscow taxi driver. Having thrown a stranglehold on him, they took possession of his Toyota Camry and took to Elektrostal. They penetrated one of the houses as in the situation with the businessman, and held him, demanding money for release.
With regard to detainees, criminal cases have been initiated under part 2 of Art. 126, part 3 of Art. 163, part 2 of Art. 161 of the Criminal Code. All of them are in custody.