Last week, Spanish police carried out a large-scale operation in Alicante against representatives of the Russian mafia involved in money laundering and other crimes. This turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg. As found out, in the course of the work, several "thieves in law" got into the field of view of the police, who held meetings in Alicante, Ibiza and Marbella. For example, the police copied the frequent visits of the thief in law Vasily Khristoforov (Vasya Voskres) to Spain. The most interesting thing is that he visited Spain many times in order to meet with Anton Zingarevich, the son of Boris Zingarevich, who, with his brother Mikhail, was previously close to the Kremlin. Zingarevich Jr. lives in London, previously owned the English football club Reading. The materials of the Spanish case indicate that Anton maintained commercial relations with Khristoforov and two persons involved in the case. In turn, the main person involved in the investigation of the "Russian mafia" Mikhail Danilov (disappeared, put on the wanted list) constantly communicated with the former Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation Boris Ivanyuzhnikov (in the case file he was named a member of the Podolsk organized criminal group) and the owner of Styness company Maxim Lalakin, the son of the leader of the Podolsk residents, Sergey Lalakina (Luchok).

Максим Лалакин

According to police, the persons involved in the investigation laundered huge amounts of money from organized crime in Alicante. They bought houses, hotels, restaurants, discos, or invested in luxury businesses in Spain. The police indicate in the court documents a list of persons related to the investigation, Zingarevich, Ivanyuzhnikov, Lalakins are present in it.

One of the key characters in the investigation is Mikhail Danilov, 52, who was a liaison between businessmen and leaders of the underworld and a money laundering organization based in Spain. Danilov managed to escape, his whereabouts are unknown. Danilov is close to Levon Dzhangvelpdze, the brother of thief in law Merab Dzhangveladze. Danilova also maintains close relations with the leaders of Podolsk. According to the materials of the Spanish case, during the wiretapping it turned out that Danilov's contact person was Boris Ivanyuzhenkov. This is the former Minister of Sports and Tourism of Russia from 1999 to 2000, the son of the leader of the Podolsk Sergey Lalakin, Maxim Lalakin, was also one of Danilov's acquaintances, who, for example, took him with him in 2017 to spend a few days of rest in Ibiza. This time at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Борис Иванюжников

The police attach great importance to another profile featured in the investigation. This is the "thief in law" Vasily Khristoforov (Vasya Voskres).

On March 8, 2018, he was recorded in Marbella together with Anton Zingarevich. "During the investigation, one can see how Zingarevich maintains commercial relations" with two of the main persons investigated, "- says the documents of the court No. 1 of Benidorm, which coordinated the operation.

Another of the most significant for the investigation is Sergei Serebryakov, a representative of the Kiselevskie organized crime group. With several properties in Alicante and Formentera, he has been wanted since 2005 for murder, for which he allegedly hired two hitmen for $ 20,000.

The defendant in the investigation is Denis Tokarenko-Katana, a Russian citizen who has been in prison since 2018 after an operation carried out by the Spanish police, Europol and the FBI. This is a hacker who is accused of embezzling more than $ 10 billion. One of those arrested during the special operation is a man appointed by Denis Katana to visit him in prison. Members of the criminal group paid the expenses of Katan's wife while he was behind bars.

Tomasz Wisniewski

To be continued