The police of Vienna has released 20 of the 22 people from Chechnya detained on Friday, February 3. This is the Agency APA.
All 22 people, ranging in age from 25 to 50 years, are suspected of membership in a criminal organization, against them criminal case under section 278 of the Austrian Criminal code. Two can be expelled from the country.
The natives of Chechnya detained on the island on the river Danube. From local residents received a call about a large crowd of people in the district of Floridsdorf. The detainees seized a machine gun and ammunition which they were trying to hide in the snow. The suspects said that “just walking”, some have argued that is a wedding celebration.
As stated by the interior Minister of Austria, Wolfgang Sobotka, the detainees could be involved in a confrontation between criminal groups. According to him, 16 of the 22 were persons entitled to asylum, four contenders, while two were denied.