Thanks to the interaction between the Prosecutor General’s Offices of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, citizens being charged with the commission of a number of crimes have been extradited

The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation continues to actively cooperate with law enforcement authorities of other countries in the fight against crime.

Thus, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has extradited 6 citizens to the competent authorities of the Republic of Belarus for criminal prosecution.

Sergei Fadeev charged with the commission of a crime provided for in Article 209 paragraph 4 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus was one of the extradited individuals.

As per the investigation, from October 2018 to May 2020, while being in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, Fadeev stole the pecuniary means on an especially large scale in the amount of 57 586 Belarusian rubles from 13 citizens by deception under various pretexts with no advance intention to fulfill his obligations.

Vyacheslav Gruzd, who had been wanted for the purposes of brining to justice under Article 317-1 paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus, was the other one among the extradited individuals.

Gruzd was charged with the offence of repeatedly driving a car in Minsk while being impaired by alcohol. At that time he had been brought to administrative liability in the form of a fine for driving under influence and deprived of the right to drive vehicles for three years.

At the same time, the Belarusian side handed over a Russian citizen Alexander Pokosovskiy to the law enforcement authorities of the Russian Federation.

He had been wanted for the purposes of brining to justice pursuant to Article 158 paragraph 2 sub-paragraph “в” (theft), Article 159 paragraph 2 (fraud), Article 162 paragraph 2 (assault with intend to rob) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

As per the investigation, in July 2018, while being on a stair landing of one of the buildings of the town of Odintsovo of the Moscow Region, Pokosovskiy covertly stole bicycles of local residents. In addition, on July 22, 2018, while being in the town of Odintsovo, the accused and an unidentified person inflicted multiple punches and kicks towards the head of an unknown person and stole his bag. In January 2019, Pokosovsky stole a mobile phone under the pretext of making a call. In the same month, while paying a visit, he stole one more phone.

Since Pokosovsky had fled from the court, a preventive measure in the form of taking into custody was imposed on him, and he was also put on the wanted list.

Taking into account the epidemiological situation, the reception and transfer of the said individuals were carried out subject to the necessary safety measures.

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