Russia deports third Belarusian crime boss
12:31, — crime
The Russian authorities have deported a third suspected organized crime boss to Belarus.
Aleh Herasimovich, a 39-year-old Belarusian citizen, arrived in Minsk on a flight from Moscow on Thursday, said the Interfax news agency.
The suspected crime boss was deported on the same day he served out a six-month jail sentence for possessing drugs. He was subsequently banned from entering Russia for three years.
This past summer, the Russian authorities deported Ruslan Lebedzew and Pavel Aleksiyevich to Belarus.
Messrs. Lebedzew, Aleksiyevich and Herasimovich, as well as another Belarusian kingpin, Alyaksandr Myadzvedzew, were arrested in Russia in the space of two months shortly after they were granted the status of "Vor v Zakone" (career criminal) at a meeting in the United Arab Emirates. All of the men were arrested for possessing small amounts of drugs.