“At a meeting of the State Anti-Drug Committee, held on March 26, 2019 at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the videoconference mode, Dmitry Nosov, a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the head of the Russian Anti-Drug Movement “AntiDealer” addressed the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev. He asked to check information about the patronage by police officers of a network of pharmacies in the city of Rostov-on-Don, illegally selling narcotic drugs. It was also pointed out that in 2018 two staff-members of the sub-division for drug control injured a detainee. On this fact the investigators of the Regional Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case on the grounds of a crime stipulated by Article 286 of the RF Criminal Code.
The Minister instructed the MIA of Russia GA for Own Security to verify on site the information provided.
During the inspection, four officers of the drug control sub-division of the Police Division No. 5 of the MIA of Russia Administration for the city of Rostov-on-Don were summoned to provide explanations.
However, two of them did not appear at the appointed time in the Own Security unit.
The Chief of the MIA of Russia Administration for the city of Rostov-on-Don, taking into account the information received about the unauthorized departure of those employees outside the Russian Federation, signed an order on their dismissal from the internal affairs bodies for gross violation of official discipline,” said the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Irina Volk.
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