Searches uncover $205.000 at homes of officials arranging illegal migration
They made fake documents for more than 200 migrants.
Seven have been detained in the Moscow region on suspicion of producing fake documents for more than 200 illegal migrants from Uzbekistan, the press service of the Russian Interior Ministry reports. Among the detainees are two employees of the migration department.
The investigation charged the detainees with organizing illegal migration (part 2 of Art. 322.1 of the Criminal Code), RIA Novosti reports. Four defendants in the case have been placed into custody, three were placed into house arrest, on condition of own recognizance and proper behavior.
According to the investigation, between April and May 2019, the defendants arranged the illegal stay of Uzbekistan citizens in Moscow and the Leninsky district of the Moscow region. The defendants submitted false documents to the migration department, and a decision on the illegal registration followed.
Searches at the houses of the defendants revealed migration documents, stamps, telephones with conversations “incriminating the defendants”, foreign passports and more than 13 million rubles ($205.000).