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Police crash party of Mafia boss and arrest 53 people

By Mason White 3:49 PM December 9, 2015
The suspect on the ground 

By: Wayne Morin
Police in Russia, raided a party thrown by a mafia boss and arrested the partygoers.

At least 53 alleged gang members were arrested when police raided the party that was set up for criminals to meet one another.

The event was held in honor of underworld figures who specialize in drugs, prostitution, loan-sharking, human trafficking and counterfeiting, police said.

While the gangsters thought that having a party would be a good way of networking, the police had other plans. After receiving an anonymous tip of the event, police in Moscow arrested 53 criminals at once.

After checking the identity of all those present, it turned out that more than half of the detainees have criminal records and have previously served time in prison, police said.

Police officers seized guns, four assault rifles and four high-powered air pistols during the raid.

Photos taken during the raid shows many of the gang members lying on the ground with their hands on their heads outside the venue.