Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
“Operatives of the Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in cooperation with colleagues from the regional FSB of Russia suppressed the activities of a criminal community that carried out the organization and conducting of illegal gambling in the city of Yakutsk,” reported the official representative of the MIA of Russia Irina Volk.
It was established that the criminal community included the organizer and seven participants. For organizing the gambling, they used various equipment such as gaming machines, as well as devices guised as terminals for trading on the stock exchange through the Internet.
“In eight premises leased by the suspects for gambling halls, 129 monitors, 119 system blocks, as well as gaming machines, documentation, video cameras for hidden video recording, video recorders, routers, mobile phones, 4 safe boxes, 3 poker tables, a server, an advertising banner and roulette, cash in the amount of more than 500,000 rubles were seized,” added Irina Volk.
Investigative Administration of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) has instituted criminal proceedings on the grounds of crimes provided for in part 3 of Article 171.2 and in parts 1 and 2 of Article 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
With respect to the organizer and two active participants, a preventive measure has been chosen in the form of remand in custody, four are under a written undertaking of not leaving the place and of proper conduct, one person has been included into the federal wanted list.