Three police officers detained in Moscow for a bribe of 12 million rubles

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Investigators detained three police officers in Moscow on suspicion of taking a bribe in the amount of 12 million rubles. This is stated in a message published on the website of the Main Investigation Department (GSO) of the IC in Moscow on Thursday, April 22.

“The head of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee for Moscow opened a criminal case against the head of the investigation department of the Russian Interior Ministry in the Solntsevo district, his deputy, as well as the district police officer. They are suspected of committing a crime under Part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Taking a bribe on an especially large scale by an organized group”), ”the statement says.

Police officers were detained during the joint work of investigators of the Moscow IC, as well as employees of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia and the Internal Security Directorate (IDS) of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow. It is clarified that the detention was carried out during the transfer of funds to the detainees.

According to the investigation, in April 2021, the police intended to receive a bribe in the amount of 12 million rubles. For this money, they promised to take certain procedural decisions within the framework of their powers. In the near future they will be charged and a preventive measure will be chosen.

The investigation continues, added to the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee in Moscow.

Earlier, on April 15, it became known that the head of the traffic police department in the Tyumen region, Alexander Selyunin, was detained on suspicion of taking a bribe. According to an informed source of REN TV, he was brought in for questioning.

It was noted that the details and circumstances of the incident are being established.