Chief of Interior Ministry department suspected of leading oil gang
The alleged gang consisted of at least 16 people.
Today, members of a criminal group engaged in theft of oil from the Kinef plant were detained. Among them were former and current police officers, as well as plant guards. According to the investigation, the leader of the gang was the head of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs department in Kirishsky district of the Leningrad region. This is reported by Rosbalt.
According to information from the official website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the head of the MIA department in the Kirishsky district is Dmitry G. Timchenko.
According to some reports, the gang began its activity in February this year. For theft of oil, the members of the group developed several complex fraudulent schemes. According to law enforcers, the alleged criminals used double cars, which were copies of the plant's cars and equipped with hidden sections for stolen petroleum products. In addition, members of the gang made cuttings in the main oil pipelines for pumping out the products.
Police officers who are members of the gang acted as a cover for this underground business, destroying evidence and helping accomplices escape responsibility.
On August 4, investigators of the department for the investigation of priority cases managed to detain certain members of the organized crime group. At the moment, there is an identification and detention of their accomplices.
With regard to the detainees, cases have already been initiated under parts 1, 2, 3 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code (Organization of the Criminal Community) and items (a, b), part 4 of Art. 158 of the Criminal Code (Theft committed by an organized group on an especially large scale).
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