Major drug dealer facing life term hanged himself in Lefortovo
34-year-old drug dealer Taras Pavlov, who used to smuggle banned substances to the CIS countries, has hanged himself in his cell in Lefortovo detention center.
According to Life's source in the law enforcement agencies, Pavlov was suspected of supplying large drug consignments from Central Asia to Russia as part of an organized crime group, which he led. The case of drug dealer was run by FSB officers, who had detained him. It is reported that Pavlov was facing life imprisonment.
The body of the prisoner, who had hanged himself on a sheet, was found in the pre-trial detention center on December 23. He was alone in his cell.
Head of MIA Directorate in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District Vasily Romanitsa has commented on a corruption scandal that struck the district traffic police and resulted in five traffic cops being arrested.
Last week the whole country celebrated a landmark date - 99 years since the day of the transport police formation. However, the North-West Internal Affairs Directorate on transport was upset. Recently, the department came in sight of public due to scandals: drug trafficking, kidnapping, extortion, public fights.