Ex-head of Kirov FSKN convicted for planting drugs on alcoholics

Ex-head of Kirov FSKN convicted for planting drugs on alcoholics

In so doing, he tried to increase the detection of crimes in Soviet district of the Kirov region.

The Kirov region saw the court finding the former acting Head of the Soviet Interregional Department of the Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) of the Russian Federation guilty of Exceeding Official Powers (part 1 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code) and Illegal Possession of Drugs (part 1 of Art. 228 of the Criminal Code), the press service of the regional department of the Investigative Committee reports. According to the investigation, for the sake of increasing the rates of crime detection in his territory, he simulated the sale of drugs by local alcoholics.

Two such cases are reported. In February 2016, the defendant bought poppy straw and gave it to his friend in the village of Chelka, Sovetsky district of the Kirov region. The friend planted the drug on one of the locals who abused alcohol. After that, the policeman conducted a search in his house, during which he discovered the planted substance. A criminal case on the spread of drugs was filed against the victim.

The second episode occurred in May 2016. The policeman purchased marijuana and through his friend handed it to a resident of the village of Mokino, who also suffered from alcohol addiction. Soon the man was searched, which resulted in marijuana being found and seized. A criminal case was also opened against him.

In addition, it is also known about other episodes of exceeding powers by the accused. In March 2016, he released two residents of Soviet district from the detention center, where they stayed for administrative violations. The policeman drove the men to their homes and warned them not to leave the house until the end of the administrative arrest. However, there were no such requirements in the ruling of the justice of the peace.

During the investigation the policeman did not admit his guilt. However, the investigators collected enough evidence for the court to bring him guilty. The former Head of the FSKN department was sentenced to 4 years' imprisonment in a colony-settlement. He was also deprived of the right to hold certain positions for 2.5 years. It is noted that the verdict of the court has not yet entered into legal force.

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