27 October 2016

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Ex-chief of Kyiv traffic police detained in Moscow airport

The Communications Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has confirmed to UNIAN the detention in Moscow of the former head of the Ukrainian capital’s Traffic Police Mykola Makarenko.


"We have a confirmation from Moscow. [He was] detained in Domodedovo airport back on September 21. We have sent the papers for his arrest, but there has been no reply yet regarding the decision made," the Ministry of Internal Affairs said.

"Another big fish": prosecutor general reports on high-profile arrest for grand bribery (Photos)As UNIAN reported earlier, on April 2 2015, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov informed that the law enforcers had exposed the fraud scheme involving Traffic Police officers relating to receiving undue profits in the process of state registration of vehicles.

The Minister noted that at the time the head of the department of registration and training of the Kyiv Traffic Police Department, lieutenant colonel Mykola Zhebelev, was detained. At the same time, head of the Kyiv Traffic Police colonel Mykola Makarenko, who was suspected of having organized a criminal group, fled Ukraine to Belarus.

He was later put on a wanted list.

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