MOSCOW, June 6 (RAPSI) – Five alleged accomplices of colonel Magomed Khizriyev, head of the Dagestan Republic’s Interior Ministry operative department suspected of giving an especially large bribe, have been arrested, the Investigative Committee has stated.

According to investigators, in 2017, Khizriyev transferred his accomplices $2 million as part of a bribe. The alleged accomplices said that money was designated for their help with his appointment for a higher position in one of the Interior Ministry’s regional departments. Overall, the value of the bribe reached $6 million.

It was noted that the suspect was apprehended with the assistance of the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) officers.