Two ex-policemen to be tried in Moscow for fictitious registration of migrants
The illegal business was exposed during an investigation into an attempted purchase of drugs by an employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Two former police officers of Moscow and six of their accomplices will appear before the court for fictitious registration of more than 64 thousand migrants for a bribe in the amount of over 44 million rubles, the Moscow office of the ICR reports. Investigators exposed the criminal community as they were doing an investigation into an attempted purchase of drugs by an employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
According to investigators, two police officers from the migration authorities of the Internal Affairs Directorate in Novaya Moskva and their 58-year-old female relative created a criminal community, which involved six more people between July 2016 and October 2017. The group carried out fictitious registration of foreigners.
One of the suspects has pleaded guilty and will be tried in a special procedure - without examination of evidence. Some group members are still at large; investigators are working to identify them.