FSB raided Moscow Rostransnadzor
According to sources, security forces detained senior officials of agency on suspicion of bribery.
In the building of the Central Department of the State Road Transport Supervision it is carried out investigative measures, according to REN TV. Searches are conducted by the FSB and the Interior Ministry. Law enforcement officers cordoned off entry and exit to the territory of the building.
According to Interfax, during the searches two department officials have been detained: the Chief of the Moscow Department of the Rostransnadzor Igor Surzhik and the Head of the Southern Department of the Rostransnadzor Igor Vysotsky. They are suspected of receiving bribes from representatives of transport companies engaged in passenger transportation on taxi. Heads of departments are currently being interrogated.
Media reported about the detention of about 10 employees of the Department. Searches are also conducted at their homes.
It is a question of theft from the budget in 2012 in the amount of 22 million rubles ($365.770) in the framework of the state contract for the construction of water supply and sewage in Rostov Veliky.