The fight against corruption continues. Two officers from Telenesti investigation department were detained for 72 hours for having extorted 2,000 lei.

As the informer reported, the two officers allegedly extorted and received 2000 lei to stop the examination of a theft, allegedly committed by the first.

The suspects were arrested red-handed by the officers of North General Territorial Directorate of the NAC and anticorruption prosecutors, when they received the money that had been transmitted to them under the control of the NAC.  The police officers were detained for 72 hours.

A criminal case was initiated on this case in accordance with Art. 324, para. b) and c) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Moldova.

If found guilty, the suspects risk imprisonment from 5 to 10 years with a fine of up to 160 000 lei and deprivation of the right to occupy certain public positions, or exercise certain activities for a term from 7 to 10 years.

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