Federal Security Service detains 9 customs officers of Domodedovo at ‘award ceremony’
The customs officers have been gone after for a long time.
Operativists of ‘K’ directorate of the Federal Security Service arranged a fake award ceremony for employees of the customs office of Moscow airport of Domodedovo in order to gather together 9 workers of the service suspected of bribe taking.
8 frontline employees and a shift supervisor who arrived at the ceremony were detained, reports REN TV.
In the coming days, they are expected to be accused of taking a bribe on an especially large scale (article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The channel notes that the customs officers have been gone after for a long time by the Federal Security Service. The fact that they are guilty is proved by video and audio data. All of them have different amounts of bribes and degree of a criminal act.
Presumably, it concerns the US response to Ukraine’s help in the investigation against Joseph Biden, Trump’s main rival in the 2020 presidential election, who allegedly was in collusion with Kiev during the previous campaign.