MOSCOW, August 15 (Itar-Tass) - Moscow police and local federal migration service officials have held several Illegal Migrant raids to detain 1,800 men and women in the town of Odintsovo, west of Moscow, the press-service of the Moscow Region has said.
“As a result of the measures a total of 1,800 foreign nationals were taken to police stations. Many of the migrants had no work permits,” the local migration office said.
Most of the detainees were brought to administrative responsibility for violating the rules of presence in the territory of Russia. The law enforcers are in the process of considering whether there are enough reasons to open 68 criminal cases over forgery of documents and another thirteen cases for organizing illegal migration.