123 million dollars were seized from detained MIA Colonel Zakharchenko during search
During the search in the apartment of Acting Head of the “T” Department at the MIA General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption Dmitry Zakharchenko, ICR and FSB officers found and seized 123 million dollars, equaling to about 8 billion rubles.
This has been told to RIA News by a source in the law enforcement bodies. The search in Zakharchenko's apartment was completed late at night. The investigators note that only the cash available in the apartment and about 10 million rubles at the workplace have been withdrawn.
The CrimeRussia's source believes that such a large amount of cash does not belong to Zakharchenko himself. Even a major bribe taker would not be able to collect such amount of money. The investigation will find out whose money it is and for what purpose it was collected.
Currently, it is actively seacrhing for other assets of the Acting Head of Department T of the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption, who has been involved in the investigation of economic crimes in the fuel sector.
His predecessor on this post Denis Sugrobov and his deputy Boris Kolesnikov had earlier been detained in similar circumstances.
According to the CrimeRussia, the Acting Head of the Department T of the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption is not the only defendant in the case. We can expect arrests of his accomplices in the near future.
It should be reminded that yesterday, after a special operation to detain the colonel held by FSB, during which law enforcement officers had to use physical force, a criminal case under Article 285 of the Russian Criminal Code (Abuse of Official Powers) was initiated against Zakharchenko.
The ICR has reported on solving the murder of Ilya Pichko, who had been due to testify in the high-profile case of smuggling at the hearing on December 18. The search for the head of Yugo-Vostochnaya Torgovaya Kompaniya began after he failed to appear at the hearing scheduled for December 11.