OCG leader wanted for 13 years detained in North Ossetia
The operation was carried out by officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of North Ossetia in cooperation with representatives of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the North Caucasus and the National Guard SOBR in the Orenburg region.
As reported by the press service of the republic's main police department, the alleged leader of an organized criminal group, who was decalred wanted in 2004, has been detained in North Ossetia.
Law enforcers learned that the wanted person had been hiding on the territory of the neighboring region using forged documents. After his detention, he was taken to the police department of the Prigorodny district of the republic. The criminal's name is not known.
According to the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the republic, he is suspected of banditry, kidnapping, extortion, and illegal acquisition, storage and sale of arms and ammunition.
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