Ethnic gang detained in Moscow region
The bandits blocked the exit from the parking lot of the shopping center and demanded a ransom.
Solnechnogorsk policemen detained 13 people from Central Asia and the North Caucasus who extorted money from a local businessman under threat of reprisal, the press service of the regional department of the Interior Ministry reported. The racketeers blocked the exit from the parking lot of the shopping complex in the village of Rzhavki, Solnechnogorsky district, and prevented the shipping goods.
Сriminal investigation officers of Moscow region MIA with the support of the Rosgvardiya soldiers detained a group of men from 20 to 40 years. One of them seized Makarov's pistol and cartridges to it.
It is reported that the bandits gave a kiss-off the policemen who had arrived at the scene in connection with which they had to call Rosgvardiya. The representative of the Moscow Region Interior Department, Tatyana Petrova, called the incident "a double racket from the 1990s," Lenta.ru reports.
Administrative protocols were drawn up over Petty Hooliganism (Article 20.1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation). The detainee, whose gun was seized, is charged under Illegal Arms Trafficking (Article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and Hooliganism (Article 213 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). He's arrested.