In Russia stopped the activities of organized criminal groups steal Russian forest for their accomplices in China
In Leningrad, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk regions carried out large-scale operation to decriminalize the forest industry, reports
As the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, suppressed the activity of international organized groups that specialized in the illegal procurement and supply of large quantities of timber and timber products to China.
Over 12 months the operatives of the Main department of economic security and anti-corruption (GUEBiPK) Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs engaged in the development of this group. It is established that a group of Chinese citizens in the border regions of Russia is actively buying for cash large amounts of illegally harvested timber and legalize it through the documents falsified Russian accomplices, after which exports to China.
According to preliminary calculations, only the last 3 years of activity of the Russian Federation suffered damage amounting to more than 2 billion rubles. Based on the collected materials prosecuted.
In light of the scale of action, branching groups, as well as possible corruption ties in local government leadership of the Interior Ministry, it was decided to perform the surgery in the regions by the staff of the Central Office of the Ministry. It was attended by more than 100 police officers — the investigators of the Investigative Department of the Interior Ministry of Russia, the Russian Interior Ministry investigators GUEBiPK and riot police "Bison" SPC SR MIA. For the active phase of activities were connected employees UEBiPK MOI Russia in Irkutsk region, as well as fighters regional units of special forces. The total number of police officers involved was about 300 people.
During the operation, carried out more than 50 raids in different localities of Irkutsk, Leningrad and Novosibirsk regions, seized a large amount of office equipment, seals of various business organizations, financial and economic documents relevant to the investigation. Also one of the band members was seized automatic CSSA-74 with plenty of ammunition.
Stopped sending abroad of at least 40,000 cubic meters of illegally harvested roundwood and sawnwood, operational groups that are found at the sites of the Russian Interior Ministry at purveyors. A total of said products would fill 1,000 rail cars for the transport of timber.
Detained and transferred to Moscow four members, one of whom — a citizen of China. A set of measures for the establishment of an international group of participants, as well as the collection of evidence in the criminal case continues