Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
“Officers of the MIA of Russia Main Directorate for combating extremism together with colleagues from the Internal Affairs Administration in the Central Administrative District of the MIA of Russia GA for Moscow in cooperation with the regional department of the Federal Security Service of Russia with the participation of the Rosgvardia detained citizens of one of the states of Central Asia who are suspected of organizing illegal migration in the Russian Federation,” said the official representative of the MIA of Russia Irina Volk.
It was established that to ensure their unlawful activities, the attackers produced fake documents in clandestine printing houses located in the territory of Moscow and the Moscow Region.
The GA for Investigation of the MIA of Russia GA for Moscow initiated criminal cases on the grounds of the crime provided for by paragraph a) of part 2 of Article 322.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
“During searches of the places of residence of the detainees, a large number of immigration documents, passports of foreign citizens with signs of forgery, prints of seals about crossing the state border of the Russian Federation were seized. Equipment for the manufacture of forged documents, dyes, mobile phones, unregistered sim-cards, magnetic data carriers, possibly containing information about the illegal activities of the group members, were also found,” said Irina Volk.
More than 50 foreign citizens found at the indicated addresses have been delivered to the Investigative unit of the MIA of Russia GA for Moscow for the necessary investigative and other procedural actions.
“As a result of checking the legality of stay on the territory of Russia, in respect of 15 delivered foreign citizens, protocols on administrative offenses provided for by Article 18.8 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation were drawn up with a penalty in the form of a fine and administrative exclusion from the Russian Federation,” the official representative of the department noted.
At the moment the suspects are detained pursuant to Art. 91 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The issue of selecting a preventive measure with regard to the detainees is being considered. The preliminary criminal investigation continues.