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.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.