Members of organized crime group robbing contract soldiers for 4 years detained in North Ossetia
September 22, four suspects, who extorted money from local troops, were detained in Vladikavkaz. As reported to Komsomolskaya Pravda na Severnom Kavkaze by the press service of the MIA General Administration in North Caucasus Federal District, the men were arrested when transferring money.
Investigators have found out that the members of organized crime group have been robbing contract soldiers since 2012. The locals would await servicemen near their military units and threaten to injure them if they had not given them a tidy sum of money. The military men would give away their banknotes and bank cards to avoid being beaten.
Police officers has come into possession of operational information on the group's activities. They carried out an operation during which all of the suspects were detained when transferring money. 25 thousand rubles and drugs were seized from them during the search. They did not have guns, as they were able to intimidate the contract soldiers without using them.
At this moment, the exact number of victims of the OCG members and the amount of money stolen over the years of their activity is unknown. The police received only eight statements from victims.
A criminal case under Exortion has been initiated against two suspects. Other two men had to be released due to the lack of evidence of their guilt.
Oleg Zaytsev had wide connections within the criminal world and law enforcement agencies. This is being related to an organized crime group headed by Ruslan Kilievich that had allegedly been patronized by a former Federal Security Service Directorate officer Oleg Natalchenko. The crime group had also been a core driver for almost disbanding the criminal investigation department of the police.