MOSCOW, June 5 (RAPSI) – Head of the operative department of the Dagestan Republic’s Interior Ministry has been arrested on suspicion of his involvement in a crime, the press-service of the Ministry has stated.

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

According to Kommersant newspaper, the suspect is in fact colonel Magomed Khizriyev. Investigators believe that he tried to give $2 million bribe for his appointment as the head of the regional Interior Ministry.