Head of regional traffic police office arrested for bribe-taking
Employees of the Security Department of the MIA arrested the Acting Head during a joint operation by the Department, FSB representatives, and Prevention and Monitoring Department of the Directorate.
The police officer was caught red-handed.
The police officer was arrested when taking a 1-thousand-dollar bribe (70 thousand rubles) on February 16, 2017, according to the Office of Public Affairs of the MIA in the Republic of Dagestan. He took the money in exchange for not reporting a driver license revocation, as well as on giving the driver license back to the owner.
The MIA Administration in the Republic launched an internal investigation following the incident. The corrupt officer will be dismissed once it is over. He will also be prosecuted for the offence in accordance with the legislation in effect.
For several days now, the minds of the public in St. Petersburg are occupied with one piece of news – Lieutenant-General Umnov, head of the Main Directorate of the MIA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, leaves his post and sets off for a promotion to Moscow. Sergey Umnov is allegedly designated for the position of deputy minister of the MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev. However, on the sidelines of the ministry they expect not a promotion for the Petersburg general, but an honorable resignation with the consequent loss of political weight.