Head of Dagestan instructs to check reports on extortions from truckers at customs
Acting Head of Dagestan Vladimir Vasilyev has instructed to check the information on problems at the customs terminal on the border with Azerbaijan, which, it is reported, are connected with unlawful extortions from truckers.
Yesterday, Derbent reported about queues at the Viaduk customs terminal in the Magaramkent district. According to drivers, phytosanitary and customs officials extorted money for inspection and check of their cargoes. Truckers refused to pay and organized a boycott.
The inspection, commissioned by Vladimir Vasilyev, was to help relieve tension at the checkpoint, ensure the stable and legitimate activities of all parties, and prevent long-term downtime of cargo carriers.
After scaring Dagestan with inspections, arrests, and searches, the interdepartmental commission of the Prosecutor General’s Office and ICR has identified key priorities for the regional watchdog authority. After the crackdown on the old clan-based system, the management reforms became more constructive – however, another wave of criminal cases, terminations, and arrests is expected in the republic. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what other Dagestani officials are currently at risk.