Moscow police officer joined criminal group to extort money from drug addicts
Officers with the Security Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moscow have arrested a police captain, 45.
A Moscow police officer was detained for extortion and participation in a criminal group.
The police captain, Patrol-Guard Service inspector for Tagansky district, 45, extorted money from people that use drugs. According to RBC, there are also other suspects who have organized a criminal group to wring money from drug users in exchange for not opening cases against them.
The press service of the department said the leaders would also be brought to disciplinary responsibility.
Several new criminal cases against corrupt officials have been instituted in Dagestan. The high-ranked suspects include Abdulmedzhid Suleimanov, ex-Mayor of Izberbash; Amir Magomedov, ex-Head of the Izberbash Administration; Magomed Dzhelilov, Head of the Derbent District; and El’dar Karagishiev, Head of the Babayurt District. In the past, all of them were suspected of similar crimes – but somehow managed to get off the hook. The new arrests occur amid the anti-corruption campaign in the republican law enforcement structures. What are the true reasons behind the new wave of the personnel purge? Can the anti-corruption slogans conceal a fierce battle waged by local clans for redistribution of assets with the purpose to create a new ‘untouchable’ elite in Dagestan?