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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gypsy' Extradited

MOSCOW () -- The Lithuanian government has handed over to Russian authorities a man suspected of occupying a key position in the criminal world in the Russian Far East, the Baltic News Service said in a report.

The man, identified only as A. Kukhta, was flown to Moscow under police escort Sunday, the report said.

Known as "Gypsy" in the criminal world, Kukhta has been charged with several counts of murder and was part of a gang which was broken up in 1994.

At that time, a warrant was issued for his arrest, but he remained at large until he was arrested by Lithuanian police on July 16 in Vilnius.