Fifteen prison officials detained in operation in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
The detained prison managers were allegedly part of an organization that acquired illegal income through bribery. DHA PhotoSome 35 people, including 15 public servants working at three prisons in Istanbul, were detained in a police raid July 16 on accusations of bribery, forcing people to sign bills and favoring some prisoners.
The 15 people detained by Istanbul’s Directorate of Organized Crime teams include six prison managers and deputy managers, while nine others are guards serving at Istanbul’s Kartal, Silivri and Metris prisons.
The detained prison managers were allegedly part of an organization that acquired illegal income through bribery, favoring some prisoners and forcing people to sign bills.
Police found out about the gang about one year ago when they wire-tapped another gang that was in contact with people to arrange good conditions for some of their members in prison. Police launched a new investigation 10 months ago into the gang and detained 35 alleged members.