Head of Chekhov police accused of ammunition trafficking 

Head of Chekhov police accused of ammunition trafficking
Weapon that was found Photo: Investigative Committee of Russia

A gun with filed off numbers was found during the searches in the security official’s apartment.

Head of Russia’s MIA in Moscow region’s town of Chekhov Andrey Bolshakov is accused under article Ammunition trafficking, reports REN TV.

The CrimeRussia had earlier reported Makarov gun with filed off numbers had been found during the searches in the security official’s apartment. Later, it became known that ballistics examination found that was a military weapon.

“The investigation is considering measure of restraint; the relevant investigative activities are being carried out,” reports the media office of the Investigative Committee. 

Earlier, there emerged information that Bolshakov and his deputy Aleksander Zaytsev were being suspected in involvement in corruption schemes developed by a criminal leader Nikolay Pavlinov (aka Kolya Pavlin). Police officials could patronize Pavlin

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It was also reported the detainees were accused of taking a bribe (item 5b of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). According to some reports, Bolshakov got 90 thousand rubles ($1.3 thousand) from a local entrepreneur who was going to escape responsibility for disorderly conduct. Zaytsev was suspected of taking a 200 thousand rubles ($3 thousand) bribe in late November, 2018, for protectorship of the same businessman.

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