“In order for drugs not been planted.” Special unit of MIA’s Internal Security Directorate to control anti-drug police officers

“In order for drugs not been planted.” Special unit of MIA’s Internal Security Directorate to control anti-drug police officers
Ivan Golunov

Head of MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev has ordered to create the special unit following the live broadcast nationwide phone-in with the President Vladimir Putin.

MIA’s Internal Security Directorate will have a sub-division for control over anti-drug police officers. This has been reported to RBC by an official representative of the Ministry Irina Volk.

Head of MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev has ordered to work on the issue on creation of this unit following the live broadcast nationwide phone-in with the President Vladimir Putin. The President stated “it is necessary to fix control over activity of policemen in order for drugs not been planted, as it was in Ivan Golunov’s case.”

The new sub-divisions are expected to be created within the central board and and regional branches of MIA. Their task would be to determination and suppression of violations of law by representatives of anti-drugs police.

As for Golunov’s case, the Moscow Department of the Russian Ministry of Interior reported that they had determined violations by employees of the the Directorate of Internal Affairs in Moscow’s Western district who had detained the reporter. However, Moscow police did not specify what violations had been determined. The report only states that the case has been transferred to Moscow’s Prosecutor General's Office.

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