Author: Janice Williams / Source: Newsweek
More than 30 alleged gang members—at least one of whom may be guilty of having an extraordinary sweet tooth—have been arrested on charges including the theft of 10,000 pounds of chocolate confections.
The suspects, said to be members of the Shulaya Enterprise, a Russian-organized crime group operating in and around New York City, were apprehended Wednesday by the FBI’s Joint Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force. Two of the group’s suspected leaders, 40-year-old Razhden Shulaya and 37-year-old Zurab Dzhanashvili, were among those nabbed, NBC New York reported.
Along with allegedly stealing and trafficking thousands of pounds of chocolate, 32 members of the group were indicted on charges of racketeering, murder for hire, extortion, gambling, wire fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft and narcotics trafficking, which also included moving large quantities of cigarettes.
Court documents say the enterprise has carried out a “dizzying array of criminal schemes,” listing acts like seducing and drugging captives with chloroform before robbing them, hacking…
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