Haiti: a Russian detained for organizing OCG
In total, the police have detained eight gang members.
A Russian citizen was detained in the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, the day before. He is charged with Organization of a Criminal Community and illegal Storage of Firearms. This is reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP) referring to the police.
“Of the eight detainees, there are five Americans, a Serbian, a Russian, and a resident of Haiti,” the police reported. The names of the detainees are not disclosed.
According to AFP, the defendants were detained in front of the Central Bank of Haiti. They had six automatic rifles, the same number of pistols, a supply of ammunition, five body armors, and two UAVs. In addition, during the search, burner phones and several Haitian license plates were discovered. Members of the group had arrived in two vehicles.
It is reported that the detention of the alleged criminal group took place against the backdrop of protests that have not ceased in Haiti since February 7. There have been clashes between the demonstrators and the police – at least seven people have died. The demonstrators demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse.
Deposit Insurance Agency and ‘criminal duo’ of its First Deputy General Director Miroshnikov and colonel–billionaire Cherkalin
Valery Miroshnikov, First Deputy General Director of the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), has fled Russia and intends to resign. Experts explain his escape by the arrest of FSB colonel Kirill Cherkalin charged with swindling amounting to 12 billion rubles ($191.4 million); Miroshnikov and Cherkalin had close ties. In addition, the high-ranked insurer was a friend of fugitive FSB general Viktor Voronin – who had assisted to late banker Vladimir Kogan in the resolution of Bank UralSib and then relocated to Israel. The CrimeRussia reviewed operations of the ‘unsinkable’ Deposit Insurance Agency and its top manager Valery Miroshnikov – as well as his extensive connections actively used in the course of liquidation of Russian banks. The main question is: why is the Central Bank of Russia turning a blind eye to suspicious actions of the DIA?