Bandits, selling spots in queue at checkpoint, detained in North Ossetia
The gang took bribes for helping the vehicles promptly pass the checkpoint at Verkhny Lars.
On Tuesday a group of law enforcement officers and civilians was detained in North Ossetia. They were involved in the illicit traffic of transport queues. Detentions were part of the fight against corruption in the region.
The Head of the Interior Ministry of North Ossetia-Alania, Mikhail Skokov, commented on the situation at a press conference. According to the Minister, a group of perpetrators used false state emblems to regulate the traffic in front of Verkhny Lars checkpoint for a bribe. Traffic police officers covered their backs.
The Minister noted that two of the policemen had already been fired, two more are now subject to internal investigation.
The situation at the checkpoint was complicated by the threat of mudflow descent.
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