Natives of North Caucasus lay military men under tribute

Natives of North Caucasus lay military men under tribute

Members of the crime group have been sentenced to 3.5 up to 10 years.

Members of the gang of extorters that had been terrorizing military men of Chelyabinsk region’s Chebarkulsky garrison turned out to be natives of North Caucasus and ex-USSR countries, reports AiF with reference to representatives of the Federal Security Service Directorate in the region.

Law enforcers say the extorters had settled down near the military unit and did the extortion racket towards psychologically disturbed military men. The detainees had called their actions the “establishment of social fairness” due to the fact that the income of the military men had been higher than theirs.

“They found military men who had been psychologically disturbed and could not stand up for themselves. They extorted money from them (about 10-50 thousand rubles from a person) when they were out of the garrison. They were threatened with violence. They took away documents or bank cards from those who could not pay,” representatives of the Federal Security Service reported.

According to law enforcement, some of the military men were robbed with use of fire weapon or cold steel arms. The criminals received 2 cars, valuable items and cash this way. 17 persons were the victims of the extorters.

The gang’s members were condemned in June, 2018. They were sentenced to 3.5 up to 10 years in strict or regular regime colonies. According to the investigation, the gang was active during 2014-2015.

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