Two policemen sell drugs to refine number of exposed crime
Krasnodar operatives initiated a criminal case on abuse of official powers in violation of the citizens' rights.
In Krasnodar, a criminal case over the sale of drugs to improve the crime detection rate is initiated against two former operatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The ex-police officers allegedly sold a narcotic substance to a drug addict through their acquaintance to detain the buyer for storing prohibited substances. The Transport Prosecutor's Office took control of the case, the press service of the supervisory authority said.
According to the investigation, ex-operatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs purchased drugs in 2018. A case was initiated over Exceeding Official Powers that go beyond his authority and resulted in a violation of the rights and legitimate interests of citizens (part 1 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The defendants face up to four years in prison.
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