Moscow Criminal Intelligence faces chiefs’ purge

Moscow Criminal Intelligence faces chiefs’ purge

The reform will reach the Office for Drug Control and the Office of Economic Security and Anti-Corruption.

The Moscow Criminal Investigation (MUR) is expecting the downsizing of the workforce. That follows from a letter signed by the Deputy Interior Minister Arkady Gostev to the head of the State Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow, Oleg Baranov, according to the Izvestia newspaper. As Baza Telegram channel has previously reported, MUR will fire all operational-investigative units and about 100 people will be transferred to district departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Moscow.

The Ministry offers to extend the reform will reach the Office for Drug Control and the Office of Economic Security and Anti-Corruption.

The Ministry negates the proposal to establish the rank of Colonel for the heads of departments and deputy heads of the Criminal Investigation Department for Moscow. "Its implementation will bring an imbalance in the current scale of special ranks for the posts of the commanding staff," the Deputy Minister states.

Currently, the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department has six operational-search units, each of which has a head and two deputies, at least 18 chiefs have colonel’s posts.

Earlier it was reported that employees of some MUR units were taken out of state. Andrey Yaroslavtsev, the former Deputy Head of the MUR, who oversaw the activities of this unit, moved to the post of Deputy Head of the Moscow Directorate of Internal Affairs.

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