STAVROPOL, KOMPAS.TV – The head of the Traffic Police in Russia, Colonel Alexei Safonov, who is accused of leading a mafia network that takes bribes, turns out to have a golden toilet.
This was revealed after the Russian Investigative Committee (ICR), conducted a search of his luxury home in Stavropol, Russia.
The ICR revealed on Tuesday (20/7/2021) that it had uncovered a multimillion-ruble bribery scheme run by dozens of senior traffic police officers.
Apart from Safonov, six other people were arrested in the ICR raid.
Safonov’s predecessor, Alexander Arznukhin, was also among those arrested.
Quoted from Independent, the ICR revealed, the group is a network of recipients of bribes for fake licenses.
The permit allows truck drivers to disobey regional laws and pass through police checkpoints unhindered with a load of grain and unauthorized building materials.
Member of Parliament from the United Russia Pro-Kremlin Party, Alexander Khinshtein said what the Safonov gang was doing was like a mafia network.