Multifunctional ethnic gang eliminated in Moscow
With respect to the OCG leader and its 13 active members a criminal case on 7 articles is investigated.
Employees of the MD MIA of Russia in the Moscow region in conjunction with the MIA Criminal Investigation Department officers defeated multifunctional criminal group, which lives on robberies, kidnappings and extortion of large sums of money. The gang was formed on ethnic grounds - it consisted of 14 natives of the CIS countries aged from 26 to 46 years, some of whom have been previously convicted for committing grave and especially grave crimes.
The press service of the Moscow region Central Board said that in respect of detained the criminal case was opened under Art. 126 of the Criminal Code (Abduction), Art. 163 of the Criminal Code (Extortion committed by a group of persons by previous concert), Art. 161 of the Criminal Code (Robbery), Art. 162 (Robbery) and Art. 226 of the Criminal Code (Theft or extortion of weapons and ammunition), Art. 228 of the Criminal Code (Illegal purchase, storage, transportation, manufacturing, processing of narcotic drugs on a large scale) and Art. 222 of the Criminal Code (Illegal purchase, transfer, selling, storage, transportation or carrying of the weapon, its basic parts, ammunition).
Previously, it was found that the gang was involved in the abduction of a 27-year resident of the Moscow region in July 2016 and extortion of 40 million rubles for his release. Also there was obtained evidence that the OCG committed a series of robberies and thefts on the of cottages in Naro-Fominsk and Odintsovo districts owners.
The capo was taken at night in the rented accommodation, where he lived. The operation involving Russian Special Police Force fighters was recorded on video. During the search in the apartment 45 grams of hashish and a TT pistol’s 7 ammunition were found.
After that the police found a cache near one of the train stations that contained stolen items and weapons: 8 coats, 2 carbines, hunting shotgun, a Makarov pistol with 8 rounds, day and night sights, night imager, 10 hunting knives. All of these findings and the evidence that were extracted by operatives in the course of earlier search became the basis for initiating proceedings on a bouquet of the Criminal Code articles. However, as the press-service of the department stressed, the work continues that does not exclude the appearance new criminal counts in the case.
Unnecessary witness. Death of penitentiary service lieutenant colonel Viktor Shevchenko: Suicide or murder?
Two events occurred in close succession in the Irkutsk region. On February 11, 2018, it became known that major general Anatoly Kilanov, Head of the Regional Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, was removed from office. The main suspect in an anti-corruption inquest carried out in late 2017, Kilanov was accused of extorting ‘levies’ from his subordinates. On February 12, 2018, Viktor Shevchenko, his deputy for service support, was found hanged. The investigation is currently explaining this suicide by a family quarrel. Has the lieutenant colonel really taken his own life? Or was it a disguised murder? And if so, who could be interested in it?