MOSCOW, June 20 (RAPSI) - Aslan Gagiyev, an alleged leader of the notorious organized-crime syndicate, was extradited from Vienne to Russia on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry’s spokesperson Irina Volk told journalists.

Gagiyev, who was arrested in Austria in January 2015, faces life sentence in Russia on multiple murder charges.

Russian investigators claim that Gagiyev’s gang has been operating since 2004 and includes over 50 members. Members of the gang committed more than 60 counts of murder in Moscow, Moscow Region and North Ossetia including murders of officials, law enforcement officers and businessmen.

Some members of the gang have already been convicted and are serving long prison terms.