Primorye: FSB and ICR raid MIA Deputy Head’s office
According to preliminary data, the investigation is related to a bribery case.
The Primorye Federal Security Service and Investigative Committee of Russia are conducting searches in the office of Ilya Shamratov, the Deputy Head of the local Ministry of Internal Affairs and police chief, reported Interfax with reference to a law enforcement source.
The agency did not name the reason why the searches were needed; however, according to Life, the investigation is related a bribery case. Currently, the investigators are questioning Ilya Shamratov.
No official comment regarding the raids has come from the Investigative Committee, the Ministry of Internal Affairs or the Federal Security Service.
Ilya Shamratov, the Khabarovsk MIA Higher School graduate, had for a long time worked in the Blagoveshchensk Department of Internal Affairs. He was appointed Head of MIA Investigation Department in Primorye in September of 2013. Before that, he had served as the Deputy Head of the General Administration for Transport in the Far Eastern Federal District. In the summer of 2016, Primorye media wrote that the official was the highest-paid policeman of the region. In 2015, Ilya Shamratov made 3.637 million rubles and a year earlier his salary was 6.42 millions. The sources of Shamratov’s income were not declared.