Russian security forces defeated organized underworld
On the territory of Russia, 75 offenses related to illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and 22 crimes in the sphere of illegal arms trafficking were identified.
The Interpol National Central Bureau of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs took part in the international operation under the auspices of Interpol Trigger II. During the operation, law enforcers cleared the organized criminal groups specializing in the illicit trafficking in arms and drugs.
Police together with representatives of regional customs services, identifying illegal sales channels, carried out dozens of operational and investigative, preventive and control measures. So, in all regions of Russia, almost 2000 inspections of motor vehicles, more than 1500 inspections of persons have passed. Law enforcers revealed 75 offenses connected with illegal trafficking of narcotic drugs, 65 criminal cases were initiated. In the sphere of illegal arms trafficking, 22 crimes were identified, 20 criminal cases were instituted, and 9 firearms were seized.
The press service of the Russian Interior Ministry also reported that police officers held a number of detentions of organized criminal groups members involved in these crimes. The department does not specify the number.
It should be noted that during the operation Russian siloviki interacted with partners from Sweden, Slovakia, Belarus, and Estonia. In particular, at the request of Swedish law enforcement agencies, a Russian citizen, possibly involved in illegal arms trafficking and wanted by the Russian MIA in the Krasnodar region, was identified.
Marina Semynina, who had been renting out non-residential premises with an area of 2.5 thousand sq. m to the trading network, is a co-defendant in the suit of the Prosecutor General's Office on the seizure of Colonel Zakharchenko's family assets in favor of the state.
In a week the police of the Penza region have lost two first executives. The Head of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announced his forthcoming resignation. In this regard, the region began talking about the global cleansing of the bigwigs of security agencies. Now everyone is waiting to learn who is next in the queue for quitting, and what new corruption rows pertaining to security chiefs are to come to light in the short run in a relatively serene region.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.