Police detained gang of swindlers from Caucasus 

Police detained gang of swindlers from Caucasus
Photo: Police footage

Participants in the ethnic gang offered to buy non-existent premises in the suburbs.

In the suburbs, the leader of an ethnic group, suspected of fraud, was detained. An unemployed 52-year-old native of one of the countries of Transcaucasia led an ethnic gang that nightmarized entrepreneurs. Under the guise of director of one of the wholesale depots located in Domodedovo, they offered businessmen to purchase premises and then fled away

In total, gang members managed to deceive businessmen by 50 million rubles ($802.800) from 2014 to 2016.

The operation was led by criminal investigation officers of the MIA in the Moscow region, along with the FSB of Russia and soldiers of Rosgvardiya. During the search at the gang leader’s apartment, the police found and seized documents relevant to the investigation of the criminal case.

The Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the city of Domodedovo opened a criminal case under Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Swindling). Now operatives are looking for other members of the gang. With respect to the leader, a preventive measure in the form of house arrest was chosen.

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