Dagestan’s chief organized crime fighter becomes defendant in criminal case

Dagestan’s chief organized crime fighter becomes defendant in criminal case
FSB carried the operation

The policeman spent money allocated for the purchase of weapons from local people with no license.

During a special operation, the Federal Security Service has detained police colonel Khaibula Ibnukhadzharov, the head of the Organized Crime Dept of the MIA’s Criminal Investigation Directorate. The official is suspected of involvement in financial fraud, RIA Dagestan writes with reference to sources.

According to the agency's interlocutors, Ibnuhadzharov is charged with embezzlement and appropriation of funds allocated for the purchase of weapons from local people with no license.  

In addition, investigators are carrying a check on the Colonel’s involvement in other financial scams. A criminal case has already been initiated against the official.  

The press service of the regional Interior Ministry has confirmed reports on initiation of the case against their employee. Representatives also noted that the fact of embezzlement of 132 thousand rubles ($2.120) was revealed.

"Basing on the collected materials regarding the employee, a procedural decision has been taken. Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs initiated an internal audit, according to which the employee will be dismissed from the Internal Affairs agencies for negative reasons and will be punished in accordance with the current legislation," a representative of the Ministry stated without specifying the name of the detainee.

Earlier, FSB detained Colonel Magomed Khizriyev, the chief of the operative-search department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Dagestan, for the attempt to buy the post of Head of the Interior Ministry for $ 6 million. He was detained during a transfer of a $2-million part of the bribe. The official denies his guilt. 

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