An investigation officer of the Ciocana Police Inspectorate, who is suspected of influence peddling, was arrested by officers of the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office in the evening of February 20. This is suspected of asking and taking €4,000 bribe from a man who is investigated for smuggling, IPN reports.
According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, in exchange for €4,000 the officer promised to influence colleagues and prosecutors to return the property confiscated from the man during a search and to hush up the case.
The policeman was arrested immediately after receiving the money and was placed in remand detention for 72 hours. He faces up to six years in jail for traffic of influence.
The investigation officer was on paternity leave and was away from work at that moment.