Georgian wanted by Interpol for setting up criminal group extradited to France - Russian Interior Ministry
MOSCOW. July 4 (Interfax) - A Georgian citizen who is wanted for creating a criminal group and for money laundering has been detained in Russia and extradited to France, spokesperson of the Russian Interior Ministry Irina Volk told Interfax on Thursday.
"Officers of the Interpol National Central Bureau of the Russian Interior Ministry and the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service handed over Georgian citizen Sevdin Broyan who is wanted via Interpol's channels for setting up a criminal group and for laundering the funds obtained in criminal ways to representatives of French law enforcement agencies at Sheremetyevo International Airport," Volk said.
According to the information provided by French counterparts, they managed to arrest 21 active members of the criminal group, which was led by the defendant, she said.
Weapons, burglary tools, stolen possessions and about 60,000 euros in cash, which belonged to this criminal group, were seized, the spokesperson of the Russian Interior Ministry added.
"Sevdin Broyan was charged with setting up a criminal group and was declared wanted via Interpol's channels. In April 2018, the wanted man was detained in the town of Reutov, Moscow Region, and was brought to France today," Volk said.