Deputy Head of Main Directorate for Drug Control Sergey Kuzmin to head Moscow Criminal Intelligence

Deputy Head of Main Directorate for Drug Control Sergey Kuzmin to head Moscow Criminal Intelligence

The new head will soon be introduced to the MIA Department of Criminal Intelligence's staff.

A source in MIA told this to Moskovsky Komsomolets.

According to the publication, Deputy Head of the MIA Main Directorate for Drug Control Sergey Kuzmin, who has held this post since October last year, is to take charge of the legendary Moscow Criminal Intelligence.

Meanwhile, according to Moskovsky Komsomolets, Kuzmin and his immediate supervisor in the MIA Main Directorate for Drug Control, Lieutenant-General Andrey Khrapov, had already served in the capital's criminal intelligence. In particular, the former had been engaged in the investigation of crimes associated with the use of explosives.

To recall, the information about the new head of the Moscow Criminal Intelligence began to emerge in July last year, when former Head of the department, Police Major-General Igor Zinovyev (appointed as head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Eastern Administrative District of Moscow by Vladimir Putin) left his position in October 2016.

The applicants for the post of the Moscow Criminal Intelligence head included Deputy Head of the MIA Main Administration of Criminal Search's Department for Combating Crimes against an Individual, Police Colonel Dmitry Filatov, and the son of Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Russia, Colonel-General Mikhail Vanichkin – Maksim Vanichkin with a background in the capital's criminal intelligence. Since April 2017, Aleksandr Bynenko has been the acting head of the Moscow Criminal Intelligence.

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