Police lieutenant colonel detained in Pulkovo Airport upon receipt of $ 150.000

Police lieutenant colonel detained in Pulkovo Airport upon receipt of $ 150.000

The specialist in ethnic organized crime extorted money from a Dagestani entrepreneur.

Operative of the MIA’s Criminal Investigation Department police lieutenant colonel Alexander Bolshakov was detained at the parking lot of Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, after receiving a bribe. Bolshakov took the money from an intermediary, who gave him fake 9 million rubles ($ 140.000) and $ 15.500, Fontanka reports. The operation took place on the night of May 17 under the supervision of employees of the Internal Security Directorate of the Central Office of the FSB. 

A criminal case of bribe-taking on an especially large scale (para. 6 of Article 290 CCRF) was initiated against the detainee, the press service of the St. Petersburg Central Board of the ICR reports. According to Fontanka, the intermediary received 12 million rubles ($ 185.000) from a local entrepreneur, a native of Dagestan, and the meeting was held in the Metropol restaurant in Moscow. Then, the intermediary was detained and co-operated with the investigation, after which the officers flew with him to St. Petersburg.

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