MOSCOW, February 22 (RAPSI) – Arthur Dzhioyev, one of alleged leaders of a notorious Russian gang, has been extradited from Greece, Russia’s Investigative Committee reports Thursday.
Dzhioyev has been put in detention after the extradition, the statement reads.
According to investigators, the man was a right-hand of Georgian-born Aslan Gagiyev, who had organized the crime syndicate suspected of multiple murders. Dzhioyev allegedly coordinated actions of the gang’s units and was involved in killings and other especially grave crimes.
Dzhioyev, who had been put on the international wanted list, was arrested in Greece in 2015.
Russian investigators claim that Gagiyev’s gang has been operating since 2004 and includes over 50 members. Members of the gang committed more than 60 counts of murder in Moscow, Moscow Region and North Ossetia including murders of officials, law enforcement officers and businessmen. Some members of the gang have already been convicted and are serving long prison terms.