Searches in Moscow Administration of Internal Affairs – police officer suspected of connections with car thieves
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation searches the Administration of Internal Affairs of Southeastern District of Moscow.
The building of the Internal Affairs Administration of the Southeastern District of Moscow is being searched, the Investigative Committee of Russia reported. According to Interfax, which refers to a source in law enforcement agencies, the search is conducted as part of the criminal case into Abuse of offical Powers (Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code), committed by a high-ranking police officer of the Department.
Citing its sources, Life reported that the searches are conducted by officers of the General Administration for Internal Security of the Russian Interior Ministry as part of a criminal case initiated by the Investigative Committee a few days ago. In particular, one of the agents of the third detective squad is suspected of having connections with the gang of car thieves, which operates in the capital.
As a reminder, on June 11, the gang was detained in Moscow after stealing a Nissan Patrol and Infiniti Q70. At the time of the arrest, not only the thieves were in the car, but also the officer of the Road Patrol Service of the Mytishchinskoye Intermunicipal Department of the Russian Interior Ministry.
Earlier, the press office of the Main Department of the Ministry of Interior announced the arrest of the gang of car thieves. A criminal case into theft was initiated. The suspects had cash amounting to 1.4 million rubles, tools for breaking into cars and turning off the alarm, the keys to the car ignition locks, and sets of registration plates.
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.