Moscow Region: gang led by mafia boss broken up
The press service of the Moscow Region Chief Directorate told the CrimeRussia that the Caucasian group was specializing not in extortion, as it often happens, but in thefts of construction machinery, including tractors.
As it became known to the CrimeRussia, yesterday, in Moscow, during the raid, the leader, as well as four active members of the gang, were detained. All the detainees were natives of South Caucasus between the ages of 19 to 47 years, and one of them was listed in Interpol’s wanted list.
The press service of the Moscow Region Chief Directorate told Crime in Russia that the Caucasian group was specializing not in extortion, as it often happens, but in thefts of construction machinery, including tractors. The gang worked on the territory of the Dmitrov, Solnechnogorsk and Klin districts. The machinery was stolen from various construction sites. The total damage from the gang’s activities amounted to more than 7 million rubles.
The OCG of his own compatriots was amassed by the native of South Caucasus previously convicted for robbery. In the Moscow Region Chief Directorate he is called not an ordinary criminal but the leader of the local criminal environment. Among the active members of the gang, there was a Caucasian, who is wanted internationally.
During the searches at the places of residence of the detainees, the police seized cell phones, knives, air and starter guns used for committing crimes. A criminal case under Art. 158 of the Russian Criminal Code (Theft) was initiated against the detainees; all of them were arrested by the court decision.
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