The police detained the criminal authority Pichuga

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The interior Ministry reported about the detention of criminal authority Yury Pichugin and seven members of his criminal group. The question on their conclusion under guards

Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia on Saturday, February 18, reported the seizure in the Komi Republic activities of a criminal organization Yuri Pichugina (Birdie). As stated by the official representative of the Ministry Irina Wolf, the leader of the gang arrested together with him were detained and seven other members of the group.

Concerning detainees criminal case under several articles of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation. They are charged with forming a criminal organization, participation in it, and also illegal acquisition, transfer, transportation and possession of firearms, their parts and ammunition.

According to Wolf, in places of residence and stay Pichugin and active members of the criminal organization in Moscow, Pyatigorsk and Syktyvkar were raided. They were discovered and seized arms caches.

Now the question on election concerning detainees the measure of restraint in form of detention, said the representative of the Ministry of interior.

The senior assistant administrator of Investigatory management SKR across Komi Svetlana Korovchenko said the Agency TASS that Pichugin was detained Moscow. Much resistance, according to her, he had. Six members of his group were detained in Syktyvkar, one in Pyatigorsk.

According to the investigation, since 1994 Pichugin created on the territory of the Republic the criminal group’s involvement in it to a number of persons among athletes and people who previously held military service in special units of the armed forces and law enforcement agencies. The objectives of the group, according to investigators, was “a joint Commission of grave and especially grave crimes aimed at obtaining financial or other material benefit”.

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