Gang of extortionists detained in Moscow and Dagestan
Two suspects were detained when they attacked the victim.
Operatives of the Main Criminal Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs together with the FSB and Rosgvardiya detained members of an ethnic criminal group that extorted 6 million rubles ($106.000) from the Dagestani media chief. This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The detainees are suspected of extortion and robbery.
According to the investigation, the bandits threatened to kill the journalist and his relatives, demanding tribute of 6 million rubles. They attacked the victim proving their intention. The attack was ceased by the officers of the Interior Ministry's Department of Internal Affairs, which detained two bandits. At present, they are arrested. A criminal case was initiated under Robbery (part 3 of Article 162 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
The preliminary investigation revealed the fact of extortion; another criminal case was initiated under item (b), part 3 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code.
Operational measures took place in Moscow and Dagestan. As a result, other 7 people were detained, including the alleged customer and active members of the group. The age of the detainees varies from 28 to 35 years; all of them are men of Caucasian origin. Four detainees are arrested. During the searches, a combat pistol with 8 rounds was seized; a criminal case was initiated under Illegal Arms Trafficking (part 1 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code).
Alexander Kravtsov, Oleg Varlamov (Varkamov) and Mikhail Marasigyan (Marsikyan) have been charged with drugs and psychotropic substances trafficking. A citizen of Ukraine, Yuri Tribusyan (Tribasyan) was also detained.
Documents on granting rewards to the Red Army soldiers during the Great Patriotic War emerged on the website of the Ministry of Defense in the public domain. Financial incentives were provided for special military services including wrecked tanks.