Russian Mobster with Fake Bulgarian Passport Arrested in Vienna

Crime | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 10:26|  views

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Austrian police have arrested a 44-year-old Russian national wanted for six counts of murder.

Aslan G., the alleged head of a Russian organized crime ring involved in the murders of politicians and senior officials, was arrested at Vienna's main train station on Saturday, according to reports of Die Presse and Der Standard.

He did not resist arrest.

He was found to have a forged Bulgarian passport.

Aslan G., (Aslan Gagiev, according to reports of The Local Austria), faces charges of shooting dead at least six people and injuring three others in the period 2012-2013.

He is to be extradited to Russia.

Interpol Moscow had issued an international arrest warrant for him in mid-December 2014, informing the Austrian authorities that he might be living there.

The crime ring is believed to have carried out more than 40 assassinations since 2004, most of them in the region of Moscow and in the North Caucasus, according to Die Presse (Der Standard informs that the crime group is held responsible for about two dozen murders).

According to Die Presse, the crime group consisted of 46 members, 15 of whom are already serving long prison sentences, according to local police.

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Tags: Vienna, INTERPOL, organized crime group, assassination, North Caucasus, international arrest warrant


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