Transbaikal: Police lieutenant colonel caught on illegal iPhone trading
In the Transbaikal region, head of the operations and search division of the MIA Internal Security and police lieutenant colonel is suspected of trading seized smartphones.
According to the investigation, Police Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Nedelkin is charged with theft of other people's property on an especially large scale. A criminal case under item b of Art. 158 of the Russian Criminal Code (Secret larceny of other people's property on an especially large scale) has been initiated against him. He is currently in custody.
It is also noteworthy that there is another defendant in this case, namely, Nedelkin's subordinate. At the moment, the Ingodinsky District Court of Chita is electing a preventive measure for him.
The ICR in the Transbaikal region has refused to disclose the details of this criminal case due to the fact that this may interfere with the investigation.
It is known that officers of the Department of Economic Security has seized a shipment of iPhones; at the same time, the phones had no relevant documentation. Since there has been no decision made in relation to the confiscated goods, the Department of Internal Security conducted a check into this issue and decided to seize the shipment. Later, Dmitry Nedelkin organized the sale of confiscated iPhones via the Internet. In total, he sold smartphones worth 2 million rubles ($34.7 thousand).
Law enforcers have searched Nedelkin's work office; in addition, an agency check is currently being held in the police department. A decision to dismiss Dmitry Nedelkin from service will be made soon.
After scaring Dagestan with inspections, arrests, and searches, the interdepartmental commission of the Prosecutor General’s Office and ICR has identified key priorities for the regional watchdog authority. After the crackdown on the old clan-based system, the management reforms became more constructive – however, another wave of criminal cases, terminations, and arrests is expected in the republic. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what other Dagestani officials are currently at risk.