'Brutal Russian crime lord who murdered 60 people including bankers, police and businessmen' dodges extradition from Austria after claiming he is scared of flying
- Aslan Gagiev was reportedly taken off a plane about to leave for his native Russia
- Third court order for his extradition he has avoided since arrest in Vienna in 2015
- Gagiev is suspected of masterminding one of Russia's most brutal crime gangs
Aslan Gagiev, accused of murdering 60 people, has dodged extradition from Austria over claims he is scared of flying
A Russian crime lord accused of murdering 60 people has dodged extradition from Austria over claims he is scared of flying.
Aslan Gagiev is believed to have been a founding father of one of Russia's deadliest gangs, which has plagued the streets since 2004.
During criminal career he is alleged to have helped kill officials, bankers, businessmen and law enforcers.
After going on the run, he was arrested in Vienna in January 2015 by Austrian Police, following a tip off by the Russian authorities, reports the Independent.
Gagiev was released on 100,000 euro-bail, but was later arrested at the Austrian-Bulgarian border after he was caught trying to use a fake Bulgarian passport.
Gagiev has now managed to avoid three court orders kicking him out of the country.?
The gangster's legal team claim he has developed 'a rare form of aerophobia, in which the accused simply cannot survive the flight to Russia', the Kommersant newspaper reported.
However, the Russian authorities believe he will be back in a Russian prison by January.??
A source told Kommersant: 'This isn't about aerophobia! Djako simply knows that a life sentence awaits him in Russia.
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