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.
Despite the fact that 2 years have passed since the criminal disassembly that turned into a slaughterhouse, the exact picture of what happened at the Elements restaurant on December 14, 2015, is still uncertain. The investigation of criminal cases and a whole series of major detentions, which entailed events of that evening, continue to this day. None of those who were involved in extortion, shoot-out and the protection of criminals has not yet been convicted. The CrimeRussia reconstructs the chronicle of the events of that day on the information available in the public domain and video recordings from CCTV cameras.
In the request sent by the Dozhd TV channel, there were no documents confirming violations committed by deputy Alexey Yezubov, said Natalya Poklonskaya, the head of the State Duma's commission for the control of declarations.