Security forces straddled ethnic gang’s lair under cover of night
Officers of Special Rapid Deployment Force Lynx broke into the house and laid on the floor six members of the gang, which kidnapped the Moscow businessman.
One ethnic gang, operated in the capital, was liquidated. As a result of special operation, carried out by the Main Administration of Criminal Search of the Russian Interior Ministry soldiers and Special Rapid Deployment Force Lynx officers, it was defeated another criminal group, formed along ethnic lines.
On the trail of the OCG the police came after the businessman was kidnapped in Moscow. As reported to the CrimeRussia the press service of the Russian Interior Ministry, the group, consisting of 6 people, planned and organized the kidnapping of a businessman. The attack on the entrepreneur happened on 28 August this year. OCG members first beat him, pushed into a car and taken to the Moscow region. From the family of the kidnapped they demanded 300 thousand dollars.
On the fact of kidnapping a businessman it was opened a criminal case. During the examination, operatives found that the businessman was held in a cottage located in the Voskresensky district of Moscow region. September 8 security forces conducted a special operation to free the hostage, who was filmed on a video camera. On the record it recorded how commandos burst into the house and laid on the floor six members of the gang.
During investigation, it was found that members of the defeated group operated in Moscow, kidnapping, extortion and robberies. Currently, members of the gang were detained. The investigation is ongoing.
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