Two killers arrested in Mordovia for killing mob 16 years before
The man was shot between houses in the south-western Saransk.
The police of Mordovia detained two men on suspicion of killing the shot caller Igor Kozlov. The crime was committed 16 years ago, the ICR reports.
According to investigators, in June 2002, the killers (one of them was only 19 years old at that time) approached the mob in the courtyard of the house on the Komarova Street and fired from the hunting rifles in the head several times. He died on the spot. A criminal case was initiated under item (f), part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code (Murder).
The suspects have hidden from the investigation for 16 years, and only this year their identity was established - in August 2018, Sergey Khluchin and Alexey Miroshnichenko were detained in Moscow and Penza, respectively.
As the ICR noted, Kozlov was killed out of the criminal war between the two gangs that operated at that time in Mordovia.
Over the past few years, the courts sentenced several leaders and participants of gang Southwest, Svetotekhstroy, and Khimmash, which members were engaged in extortion, robbery, and murder in the late 1990s and early 2000s.