Excerpts from Yeltsin's Decree on Organized Crime 5879-excerpts-from-yeltsins-decree-on-organized-crimeExcerpts from Yeltsin's Decree on Organized Crime25 February 1995 Decree No. 1226 On Urgent Measures to Protect the Population Against Banditry and Other Manifestations of Organized Crime, 14 June 1994:

Given the existence of sufficient evidence of a person's involvement in a gang or any other organized criminal group suspected of having committed grave crimes, in agreement with the prosecutor, preliminary investigations may be undertaken ... prior to criminal proceedings being instituted relative to the finances and property not only of the given person but also of his relatives and other persons living with him for the past five years, and also those legal and actual persons and public associations whose property, funds, or name the suspected person could control or use.

Suspects ... may be detained for a period of up to 30 days.

Banking and commercial confidentiality will not constitute an obstacle to the obtainment by the prosecutor, Interior Ministry and counterintelligence bodies, or tax police of information and documents concerning the finances of legal and actual persons involved in offenses committed by organized criminal groups.

The authorized representatives of internal affairs and counterintelligence agencies have the right to inspect the premises of enterprises, institutions, and organizations irrespective of their form of ownership to familiarize themselves with documentation and to examine vehicles, their drivers, and passengers.

The heads of administration of the subjects of the federation are to draw up a list of towns and areas to be placed under special control in connection with the1 spread of acts of banditry and other manifestations of organized crime on those territories.

They are to recommend regional Interior Ministry and Counterintelligence Service organs to place their personnel in those towns and areas on a heightened operational footing to carry out special operations in the fight against organized crime. 5879-excerpts-from-yeltsins-decree-on-organized-crime

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