Posted 14 февраля 07:54

Published 14 февраля 07:54

Modified 14 февраля 11:43

Updated 14 февраля 11:43

The FSB announced the detention of five suspects in the illegal legalization of migrants

14 февраля 2023, 07:54
The FSB, in cooperation with Rosgvardiya, detained five people in the case of illegal legalization of migrants using an underground printing house for the production of forged documents. This was reported by the press service of the FSB.

"The illegal activity of an interregional group specializing in organizing the illegal stay of foreign citizens in the Moscow and Lipetsk regions has been suppressed", - the FSB press service said in a statement (quoted by Interfax).

According to the intelligence service, the organizer and "active participants" of the interregional group were detained. An inspection has been organized against them, investigative actions are being carried out. The organizer has chosen a preventive measure in the form of detention.

According to the investigation, the members of the group produced fake documents for foreign citizens for a monetary reward in order to conclude fictitious marriages, establish paternity over Russian children for subsequent legalization of stay in the territory of the Russian Federation.

As part of the case, 45 searches were carried out, 30 witnesses were interrogated. Law enforcement officers seized a large number of fake migration documents, as well as "shadow reporting materials" and money. An underground printing house with modern equipment for the production of seals, stamps, forms of official documents and government agencies was found at one of the objects of the search.