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.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
This week, the judicial debates in the trial of Vladimir Barsukov-Kumarin charged with creation of Tambovskie organized criminal group have been finished in the Kuibyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg. If the court upholds the stance of the state prosecution, the once-influential criminal ‘authority’ may be convicted to almost 25 years behind bars. In reality, this translates into a life term for the legend of criminal St. Petersburg.