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Illegal migration is inside job, police say

August 07, 2013, 13:53 UTC+3

Two police chiefs and migration officer suspected of abbeting criminals

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Photo ITAR-TASS/ Mikhail Potchuev

Photo ITAR-TASS/ Mikhail Potchuev

MOSCOW, August 7 (Itar-Tass) - Two chiefs of a police department in Moscow along with an officer of the Federal Migration Service (FMS) are suspected of masterminding an illegal migration inflow, the press service of the Moscow police told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

“During the inquest of criminals, who stand behind illegal migration and use of slave labour of foreigners, mainly Vietnamese citizens, at underground production facilities in Moscow, detectives of the Moscow criminal search department establed corruption and betrayal of the interests of the public service by several officials in law enforcement agencies,” the press service reported.

Police chief of the Moscow district Golyanovo, deputy police chief for police operations in the Moscow district Izmailovo and deputy head of the FMS branch for  the Eastern Administrative District were detained on suspicion of abetting criminals, the press service stated.

Results of the inquest were passed to the Moscow branch of the Russian Investigative Committee.

“These policemen are discharged from police force; officers of the internal security service continue investigation of the head police department,” the press service of the Moscow police concluded.

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