Russian mafia abroad
Organized criminals from CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries, including those from Russia, quickly gained international distinction under the name of «red» or «Russian» mafia. It already competes head-to-head with criminal world of other countries and is successfully trying to cooperate with international mafia.
Caucase Normandie. Thief-in-law Lasha Rustavsky busted in Greece may avoid extradition to France or Georgia?
Last week, influential Georgian thief-in-law Lasha Shushanashvili and several other crowned thieves close to him have been busted in Greece. However, bodyguards of Lasha Rustavsky, who had resisted the police, were not remanded in custody and, according to his attorneys, Shushanashvili has a good chance to be released soon. The CrimeRussia has reviewed a special operation jointly carried out by the French, Greek, and Georgian law enforcement structures and extradition perspectives of Shushanashvili.
Last autumn, the Spanish Civil Guard reported on the liquidation of a whole network of money 'laundries' in the south of the country. However, the high-profile case became a laughing stock. The CrimeRussia figures out why all the suspects, whom the court first arrested without the right to pledge, are already at large, and the Spanish mass media almost forget about the Oligarch operation.