St. Petersburg’s court arrests National Guard officers suspected of planting drugs on teenager

St. Petersburg’s court arrests National Guard officers suspected of planting drugs on teenager

The two security officers are suspected of bribery and extortion.

St. Petersburg’s Krasnogvardeisky District Court arrested two officers of the Russian National Guard, Alexander Boykov, 29, and Nikita Lavrentyev, 26, until September 15. Investigators initiated a criminal case of bribery through extortion (sections “a”, “b”, of part 5 of Article 290 CCRF) against them, the joint press service of the St. Petersburg courts reports. The suspects were detained while receiving part of a bribe from a 16-year-old teenager. 

The investigation into the case is conducted by the ICR’s Main Investigation Directorate of the for St. Petersburg. The suspects were detained on July 16 while receiving 140.000 rubles ($ 2.300) from a minor. The latter reported the police about being extorted money under the threat of initiating a drug case against him. According to the teenager, before he reported to the law enforcement, he gave the officers 40.000 ($ 635), while the whole amount of the demanded money was 300.000 rubles ($ 4.700) from him.

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