A senior Russian visitors officer accused of main a legal gang has been arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes.
Police colonel Alexei Safonov and 6 different folks have been arrested by Russia’s Investigative Committee within the southern area of Stavropol.
Officers launched footage of the Safonov’s mansion, its lavish rooms, extravagant decorations, a billiards corridor, and even a golden rest room.
He’s believed to have led a legal gang which issued permits to grain cargo transporters in change for bribes.
The permits allowed the transporters to disregard regional legal guidelines, even when crossing police checkpoints.
The Investigative Committee of Russia, which is roughly equal to the FBI within the US, stated the group obtained bribes price 19 million roubles (£187,568).
Among the many gang members arrested have been a former senior visitors officer, a visitors inspector, and 4 civilians.
Alexander Khinshteyn, a senior politician within the nation’s largest political social gathering – United Russia, stated that greater than 35 visitors law enforcement officials had been detained within the bigger operation.
Some 80 properties have been raided as a part of the investigation, with authorities seizing giant quantities of money, costly automobiles and paperwork.