Moscow region: two police officers detained for bribe-taking from drug dealer
The total amount of bribe was to be 500 thousand rubles ($8500).
In suburban Volokolamsk two employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Department in the Moscow region are caught red-handed. According to the TV channel 360 citing a source in law enforcement agencies, senior security officers agreed not to prosecute the suspect in possession, purchase and manufacture of drugs. The total amount of bribe was to be 500 thousand rubles ($8500). When the suspect's mother transferred them 165 thousand rubles, the police caught them red-handed near the house on the Tihaya Street.
According to other sources, policemen were detained in the urban district Shahovskaya.
It is noted that one of the policemen is working in the bodies of internal affairs since 2002, and in 2012 he got an appointment at the Department to combat property crimes. Another became his service in the police in 2016 and worked in the Department for the control of drug trafficking.
The ICR Investigation Division in the Moscow region opened a criminal case under Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking).
In addition, upon the results of the official check they will be dismissed from the bodies, and their supervisors will be brought to disciplinary responsibility.
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