Moscow: employees of Alpha, Vympel and ‘K’ directorate detained
They are suspected of theft on a large scale.
6 employees of Russia’s Federal Security Service - including 3 employees of a special division Alpha, an employee of a special group Vympel, and 2 officers of ‘K’ directorate (dealing with financial crimes) - have been detained in Moscow the day before, reports RBC with reference to a few sources within the Security Service.
According to one source, the representatives of the Federal Security Service are suspected of theft of 140 million rubles ($2.2 million) or, according to another source, of 170 million rubles ($2.6 million) from a bank.
The Special Operations Center of the Federal Security Service is carrying out the inspection. Besides that, searches are being carried out in apartments and houses of the detainees.
It had earlier been reported about detention of 2 employees of the Federal Security Service on suspicion of theft of funds from a businessman. According to unofficial data, they worked with the Economic Security Service of the Federal Security Service of the RF. Both detentions had been carried out within one case.
The Federal Security Service is likely to have launched a major operation into ‘mopping-up’ of its staff that had been prepared for almost half a year, and there’s a lot more detentions and dismissal in the future.