Kolokoltsev noted that the recruiter was working as a taxi driver in Moscow.
"We have completed a special operation, codename "Taxi." The police had to look through the dossiers of over 173,000 taxi drivers… One of those drivers was wanted internationally for recruiting Daesh fighters," the minister said.
Russia, like other countries around the world, has been exposed to the risk of becoming a potential recruiting ground for radical Islamist networks. In December 2015, the FSB estimated that up to 2,900 Russian nationals were suspected of participation in Daesh-linked activities.