Stealing gold for 10 million rubles ethnic gang detained
The investigation revealed the involvement of the criminal gang in a series of burglaries and carjacking.
The police of the Moscow region together with colleagues from the capital detained an ethnic criminal group (OCG), engaged in theft and robbery, said the official website of the Interior Ministry.
The gang was caught after application of a Lyubertsy's resident of the carjacking. According to the victim, the car was stolen by unknown when he came to inspect the flat tire. In the car there were several gold items worth about 10 million rubles.
Soon, the police detained the gang members - four Moscow residents aged 25 to 29 years old. Three of the four detainees had previous convictions.
During the search, it was found objects, confirming their illegal activities: 4 pistols with 18 cartridges, shooting stick with 3 bullets, handcuffs, a knife, 20 mobile phones with SIM cards, sets of keys and master keys, 7 mortise and padlocks, 22 larvae of castles, binoculars, searcher, jewelry, money, six watches , two laptops, 5 tablet PCs and gloves. All found evidence are sent to a lab for the examination.
The investigation has also established the involvement of the organized crime group in the carjacking in the Odintsovo district, as well as to a series of burglaries. According to investigators, the gang has caused damage amounting to more than 12 million rubles.
With respect to detainees the criminal case was opened under Art. 158 (Theft) and Art. 161 (Robbery) of the Criminal Code. The suspects face up to 12 years in prison. Currently all of the gang members were taken into custody.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).