Four OCG members involved in extortion detained in Stavropol region
In the Stavropol region, police has detained leaders of a gang of extortionists.
Law enforcement bodies of the Stavropol region have conducted a special operation to detain the leaders of an organized crime group involved in extortion.
According to the MIA General Administration for the North Caucasus, the arrest operation against the OCG leaders was held simultaneously in three cities: Pyatigorsk, Georgievsk, and Novopavlovsk. As a result of the special operation, the takedown team managed to detain four men, all of whom are suspected of organizing a criminal community.
As the law enforcers report, the detainees are the leaders of a gang that dealt with extortion of money from local businessmen. At the same time, they used to protect the businessmen from their own criminals.
"The detainees are involved in a series of large-scale extortion episodes," the police reports.
The detention and search of the suspects' place of residence has revealed weapons, ammunition, drugs, and false documents of various power structures.
Three of the detainees have been arrested and placed in jail.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).