Moscow region: ethnic organized crime group members detained for collecting non-ens debts
Three natives of the North Caucasus are suspected of extortion and robbery.
Employees of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Interior Ministry of Russia in the Moscow region together with colleagues from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the city district of Elektrostal, detained members of an ethnic organized group suspected of robbery.
Three natives of the North Caucasus, aged between 29 and 31, menacing a local resident and his family with a gun, demanded to sell their apartment to pay off non-existent debts. The man was forced to comply with their demands and gave money to extortionists. After that, the bandits also took away his wife's car and fled. The total damage amounted to more than 2 million rubles ($34.700).
During the operational activities, the siloviki detained the suspects at their apartment, where they found and seized a PM pistol and 8 cartridges to it, a laptop, a tablet, 8 cell phones and 8 sets of keys from various cars.
All three are charged under Art. 161 of the Criminal Code (Robbery), which provides for up to 12 years in prison.
Now operatives conduct additional measures to establish other possible episodes of ethnic gang’s criminal activity. The confiscated weapons and ammunition are sent for investigation.
The suspects are now in custody.
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