On June 3, 2020, as a result of special operation, the Department of the National Security Committee (NSC) for the Atyrau region suppressed the illegal activities of a group of people consisting of representatives of the sports environment and allegedly destructive religious movements.
Participants in criminal group are involved in extorting money from entrepreneurs in the region, “knocking out” debts and causing bodily harm.
As a result, 5 active members of the group were detained, some of which adhere to the so-called "thieves" ideology and maintain contact with accomplices of transnational criminal communities.
During searches at the places of residence of the defendants, three units of various types of weapons and their ammunition were found and seized.
Three detained persons were placed in a temporary detention center; the issue of choosing a preventive measure is being decided. Two individuals were interrogated as witnesses entitled to protection.
Investigation and operational activities are ongoing.
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