The internationally wanted leader of the infamous Obshyak gang has been arrested in a police raid.
VLADIVOSTOK. October 1. VOSTOK-MEDIA – Oleg Ilyashevich, the internationally wanted leader of the infamous Obshyak gang, has been arrested in a police raid in Khabarovsk.
During the raid police found arms and ammunition cache in the house where the fugitive stayed.
Larisa Shakil, a spokeswoman for the local interior ministry, says that Oleg Ilyashevich has been arrested on suspicions of assaulting local news outlet editor, Oleg Chuguev, and his wife in 2002.
Police said that in 2002, Ilyashevich hired two thugs and provided them with camouflage uniforms, masks and metal rods to assault the editor and his wife. As a result of the carefully plotted attack, Oleg Chuguev and his wife, Irina Polnikova, were badly beaten and had to be taken to hospital for treatment. The police identified the plotter and indicted his for aggravated assault, which carries a prison term of up to 5 years.
In 2008, Ilyashevich was put on the international wanted list. Law enforcement agencies believed him to be hiding somewhere outside Russia.
In addition to the aggravated assault charge, the accused is now facing arms possession charge, the local interior ministry said in a press release.