Bribed ministry inspector caught in sting operation in Turkey’s Düzce
DÜZCE – Doğan News AgencyA chief inspector of the labor ministry was caught while receiving bribe in an undercover sting operation in the northwestern province of Düzce on Dec. 20.
Police in Düzce detained the suspect, identified only as M.S.A., in the sting operation where an owner of a cleaning company was handing over bribe to the suspect as security officers were watching them from surveillance cameras.
According to the company owner’s claim, M.S.A. carried out an inspection to the firm two weeks before the operation, and told the company that he had detected misconduct and would have to charge the company a fine worth 500,000 Turkish Liras. The suspect asked the owner to directly pay him 35,000 liras in return of ignoring the discrepancy.
Police teams were present near the office when M.S.A. re-visited the firm to collect his bribe and later detained M.S.A. while he was receiving the bribe in an envelope.
The company owner later filed a criminal complaint against M.S.A.