Police bust gathering of crime bosses near Moscow
The detained are crime lords of the underworld involved in ethnic gangs. The gangs dealt with substantial extortions of money, illegal weapon and drug trafficking.
The Criminal Investigation Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Moscow region came in the middle of a meeting held by a few crime bosses at a Noginsk cafe. The officers had received information on the upcoming gathering and arrived when no one expected it, as they usually do.
The MIA press service told the CrimeRussia that the meeting was attended by some crime bosses as well as people affiliated with ethnic criminal gangs operating in the Moscow region. According to preliminary information, the gangs extort large sums of money and deal with illegal weapon and drug trafficking. A personal search of one of the detainees from a neighboring country revealed a package with 1 gram of drugs. An inspection showed that the substance was spice. A criminal case has been initiated under Art. 228 of the Criminal Code. The suspect has been arrested on charges of drug possession under Art. 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The exact number of people who were at the gathering has not been named.
However, the MIA press service reported that 11 more members of the transnational organized group were brought to the Noginskoye MIA Dept. The men were aged between 24 and 44 years and were under the influence of narcotic drugs. Protocols were made to hold them administratively liable under Article 20.20 of the Administrative Code of Russia.
The billionaire colonel who held the post of head of the regional Economic Security Department, and then Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department for more than 12 years, kept his 1 billion ($15.2 mln) in bank accounts.