FSB detained transport police officers for extortion 2 million rubles
The police demanded a bribe for a non-initiation of the criminal case against the gang stealing diesel.
Security officials detained the staff of the MIA Transport Department in the Central Federal District. The Head of the Department for combating criminal attacks on cargo Major Sergey Shipilov and two of his subordinates are suspected of extorting bribes for non-initiation of the criminal case against the gang stealing diesel fuel, according to Life.
According to investigators, in early November the transport police identified the theft of diesel fuel at the Kupavna railway station. A group of individuals working in the official company for the sale of fuel operated by the well-known pattern: drained off the fuel from the compositions and resold it. The police offered the general director of the company did not prosecute his subordinates for the theft and provide further protection to the overall company. For their services policemen asked 2 million rubles.
About a tempting offer the businessman told the FSB. On November 11 the director of the company transferred to one of the suspected a bribe of 900 thousand rubles and imitations of banknotes in the amount of 1.1 million rubles. The policeman handed the money to his accomplice, after which he disappeared. The next day they were both arrested with traces of the identification specimen on hands, by which banknotes had been processed.
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