RUSSIA: OSMAN HAZBULATOV, MINISTER OF ECONOMY + TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT OF DAGESTAN, was detained while trying to leave the Republic
The official’s home is being searched.
Osman Khazbulatov, Minister of Economy and Territorial Development of Dagestan, was detained, searches are underway at his home and workplace, informs Interfax referring to a source.
According to the agency’s interlocutor, the official was detained while trying to leave the republic – security officers took him off the plane. According to preliminary data, special measures are being conducted by employees of the Directorate for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption of the republic. A criminal case has been initiated.
The Ministry of Economy of Dagestan confirms the searches, but notes that the agency is working as usual.
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