Rostov police officers that fled for Ukraine suspected of covering drug trafficking
Police officers covered the sale of illegal drugs through pharmacies, as well as beat testimony out of local residents, demanding to confess to drug trafficking.
Two police officers from Rostov-on-Don that fled to Ukraine covered the illegal drug trade through local pharmacies, Kommersant reports. The law enforcers escaped after a criminal case on Exceeding Official Powers (part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) was initiated.
An inspection was initiated by the Head of AntiDiler movement Dmitry Nosov, who during a meeting of the State Anti-Drug Committee informed the Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev that pharmacies illegally selling narcotic drugs are covered in Rostov-on-Don. Nosov also told about a case when law enforcement officers allegedly beat two detainees, one of whom was Anti-Dealer activist Martin Karapetyan. After that, representatives of the movement began to receive complaints about the police beating local residents, demanding to confess to the drug trade.
Kolokoltsev ordered the Main Directorate of Internal Security of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to conduct an inspection. As a result, a criminal case of abuse of power was opened. Four employees of the Department for Drug Trafficking Control of police department No. 5 of the Interior Ministry of Russia for Rostov-on-Don were summoned for questioning. Two police officers did not show up.
It turned out that the fighters against drugs had escaped investigation. They were charged in absentia and put on the federal wanted list, said Galina Gagalaeva, senior assistant to the Head of the department. Later, the Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported that two acting employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs had asked for political asylum in the country, saying that their prosecution in Russia was “initiated by the drug mafia.” According to Kommersant, it was Semyon Fischuk and Andrey Morgunov that ran away.