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MIA of Russia officers detained kidnappers

“As a result of special investigative activities, officers of the GA for Criminal Investigation of the Russian MIA jointly with Moscow criminal investigation officers backed up by Special Rapid Response Unit of the National Guard of the Russian Federation found and freed a captive held against his will in a private household in the Moscow Region. At the same place, the police detained three men, two of them turned out to have a criminal record,” reported the Russian MIA official representative Irina Volk. 

During the search in the homestead, the officers found and seized handcuffs, a traumatic gun (no marks), and technical devices for motor vehicle tracking, masks and uniforms of Special Forces units.

The search was continued, and in the Moscow region the police found a motor vehicle used when committing the grave crime.

In relation to this fact the Timiryazevsky inter-district investigation division of the Investigation Administration for the North Administrative District of the General Investigation Administration for Moscow of the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under part 2, Article 126 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The court chose placement in custody as the preventive measure for the detained persons.

Later, a 35-year old organizer of the kidnapping was detained in Moscow.

According to the investigation officers, the health clinic network owner was kidnapped in order to get a 15 million rubles ransom. 

In a Moscow street, an offenders wearing the uniforms of a Special Forces unit and threatening with firearms, put the businessman by force into a foreign brand car and drove him away in unknown direction. 

At the present moment, further special investigative activities and investigative actions are taking place, they aim to reveal additional episodes of illegal actions committed by the gang. 

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