The officers detained the suspect in the kidnapping of paintings Kuindzhi
MOSCOW, January 28. /TASS/. The staff of the Ministry of internal Affairs together with FSB of Russia detained a suspect in the theft of paintings Kuindzhi from the Tretyakov gallery. About TASS said the official representative of the Ministry Irina Wolf.
“As a result quickly-investigation actions employees of the Main criminal investigation Department of the MIA of Russia jointly with the FSB of Russia detained a suspect in the theft of paintings by Kuindzhi,” she said, noting that he was detained in the village of Zarechye, Moscow region.
In addition, according to the Agency, discovered the painting itself.
A suspect in the crime turned out to be 31-year-old man. According to Wolf, he told investigators that he hid the stolen painting on the territory of construction object in the Odintsovo district.
The police found out and confiscated it. Wolf added that the kidnapper was previously detained by police for drug possession.
According to preliminary data, said the Wolf, the crime is committed from mercenary motives. According to her, it was determined that the suspect in December last year, was detained by Moscow police for drug possession. He is involved in a criminal case that was opened under article 228 (“Illegal acquisition, storage, transportation, manufacturing, processing of narcotics”). At the time of arrest the man was under house arrest.
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