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MOSCOW, June 13 (Itar-Tass) - Searches are conducted in the Federal Customs Service in connection with the illegal issuance of special documents for cars not to be examined, the Russian Interior Ministry's press centre told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
The ministry's Main Department for Economic Security and Counteraction against Corruption, together with the Federal Security Service's Department "K", has conducted a special operation to detect illegal activities of senior officials of the FCS's central office. As was established, in 2012 chief of one of the departments organized illegal issuance of operative cover documents for third persons for their cars not to be examined and their documents and documents for cargoes in their automobiles not to be checked.
Such documents are issued only for automobiles of operative services. However, the official gave the cards to persons who had no connection with law-enforcement activities.
Police check information that the official received money for the services.
The gathered materials are referred to the investigative authorities to take a decision on prosecution.
Searches are underway in the customs service's office rooms to collect evidence, the Interior Ministry's press service said.