Siloviki ruin Gorbach's criminal career, detaining him as leader of Novotatarskiye gang
Traumatic pistols with sawed-off numbers, brass knuckles, electric shockers and knives were seized from the detained members of the group.
Six-time tried 32-year-old Artem Gorbachev was detained by officers of the Kazan police and sent to the pretrial detention center along with his accomplices. According to the investigation, Gorbachev, known as Gorbach, is the leader of criminal group Novotatarskiye. In order to get to Gorbach, the siloviki had to cut the front door of his apartment with an angle grinder. 6 alleged active members of the gang under his control were also rounded up, including his 'deputy' named Kurtymov, previously convicted for robbery, illegal possession of weapons, robbery and murder. The siloviki have also caught the treasurer of the group, previously tried as well.
Business Online, citing sources, reports that Gorbach has 'risen' in the criminal world to mafia enforcer in Kazan's correctional colony-2, and recently the prisoners have even allegedly wanted to 'crown' him and appoint him mafia enforcer for all correctional institutions of Kazan. But these plans, according to the interlocutor of the publication, were not fated to come true. This was hampered by his next arrest - the practice of appointing underbosses who are in custody has already sunk into oblivion in 'thieves' circles.
'Deputy' of Gorbach
Traumatic pistols with sawed-off numbers, brass knuckles, electric shockers and knives were seized from the detained members of the group. One of them had 50 grams of cocaine.
"As the police established, the suspects forced entrepreneurs to pay them monthly for criminal protection. Dissenters were intimidated, beaten, their trade equipment was damaged," the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan reported.
A criminal case under part 2 of Art. 163 (Extortion) and part 4 of Art. 228.1 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Sale of Drugs) was filed against the Novotatarskiye members.
The day before Kazan witnessed detentions of members of another criminal group called Novo-Tukaevskiye, who nightmarized the owner of the network of bookmaker’s offices. During the special operation, 17 members of the organized crime group and their so-called consultant, businessman Alfred Gilmutdinov were rounded up. The role of the latter in gang life is being clarified.
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