Video of police officer from Kabardino Balkariya suspected of creation of organized criminal group posted 

Video of police officer from Kabardino Balkariya suspected of creation of organized criminal group posted
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The video shows law enforcers carrying out searches in the defendants’ apartments.

The Investigative Committee of Russia posted a video of suspects of creation of an organized criminal group and taking bribes from in the Republic of Kabardino Balkariya. The video shows law enforcers carrying out searches in the defendants’ apartments and interrogating the detainees.

The detention of 12 former and current high-ranking employees of Kabardino Balkariya’s MIA - including a deputy head of the General Administration for Traffic Safety of the Russia’s MIA in the Republic - became known on May 30. The officers are being accused of creation an organized criminal group and participation therein (item 3 of article 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and bribe-taking (item 6 of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

The investigation theory is that from 2017 up to 2018, the suspects - as part of the criminal community - had taken bribes for unobstructed transportation of alcohol around the territory of Kabardino Balkariya. According to preliminary data, the defendant had got at least 42 million rubles ($646 thousand) as consideration.

The alcohol was being transported along the federal highway R-217 Caucasus and territories of Zoysky, Maysky, Prokhladnensky, Urvansky, and Baksansky districts of the Republic, as well as along the checkpoint Malka. The criminal community’s leader distributed the received bribes among the participants.

More than 30 searches were carried out in apartments and offices of the defendants in the case. At the present time, investigators are working with the detainees. All officers caught in corruption are expected to be fired from law enforcement. Another defendant in the case is being searched for.

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