High-ranking customs official detained for bribery
MOSCOW, December 7 - RAPSI. First deputy head of a Federal Customs Service's department Evgeny Malyarov was detained in Moscow on the suspicion of receiving a large bribe, Vladimir Markin, the official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee told journalists on Wednesday.
"Investigators believe that in early September an employee of a broker agency which worked for an entity engaged in foreign-economic activity requested Malyarov to assist for a certain consideration in the classification of goods imported to Russia.
"The official agreed and signed a number of necessary documents in late November," Markin said.
Vladimir Markin added that Malyarov received for his assistance $8,000 on December 5, 2011.