Corrupt Policemen: Prahova Valley and the ‘tax per driver’

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A group of police agents with the Public Order and Traffic were caught by undercover officers from the General Anticorruption Directorate (DGA). They demanded bribes of RON 300 (approx. EUR 67) from each driver caught violating the traffic regulations in Busteni and Comarnic, the main road to the Carpathian Mountains resorts. Without too much effort, the policemen could charge the salary in three hours’ ‘activity’, informs.

An extensive DGA operation of undercover officers led to the collapse of a network of bribe-taking policemen which operated on the busiest national road in Romania – DN1, which runs through the Prahova Valley. It’s about nine Road and Public Order policemen in the cities of Busteni and Comarnic and a tenth policeman with the Motorways of the Traffic Police Department (DPR) with the General Police Inspectorate (IGPR).

The Police officers received bribes of RON 200-300 from every driver who violate traffic regulations, officials from among investigators have told

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