Senior police officer caught on 1.5-million-ruble bribery in Amur Region
In the Amur Region the Deputy Head of the Belogorsky MIA interdistrict department has been detained on suspicion of large-scale bribery.
Specialists of the Amur Region ICR have initiated a criminal case against the Deputy Head of the Belogorsky MIA interdistrict department. The senior police officer is accused of Bribe-Taking on a large scale and unlawful inaction (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code).
During the investigation, law enforcement officers found that in the period from December 2015 to September of the current year the police chief received 1 million 650 thousand rubles from a local resident. As it turned out, the man was engaged in illegal trade of alcohol in the territory of Belogorsk without meeting consumer safety requirements. He paid money to the police for protection of his activities.
The crime was identified by officers of the Federal Security Service Directorate in the Amur region and experts of operational and investigative department of the regional MIA Administration personal security during a joint operation. FSB officers also took part in the arrest of the corrupt policeman.
The police officer has been charged with the aforementioned offenses. He has been put in a detention facility; preventive measures against him are currently selected.
Investigating authorities continue to investigate the crime and establish all the circumstances of the incident.
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