4 policemen jailed over bribery, blackmail
Egyptian security forces - YOUM7 (Archive)
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CAIRO: Four policemen were ordered jailed Tuesday for four days pending investigations over bribery, after allegedly threatening undeserved traffic tickets to drivers, Youm7 reported.

The prosecution accused an officer and three other low-ranking policemen of blackmailing microbus drivers in the Fifth Settlement in Cairo to pay them so as to avoid traffic tickets over violations they did not commit.

The policemen also installed a checkpoint in the First Settlement outside the Police Academy, stopped drivers and issued forged traffic tickets to haggle over a bribe, according to the prosecution.

The Traffic Police discreetly filmed some of officers accepting bribes.

In April, an officer was sentenced to three years in prison and a 100,000 EGP fine for defrauding gold traders.

Approximately 1,000 Egyptians perceived the corruption level of the police at 78 percent with 38 of those surveyed reporting having paid a bribe thereto, according to a 2013 Global Corruption Barometer issued by Transparency International.

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  1. sara ignacio
    December 16, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    how about checking the government employees who are requesting a big amount for the single service they have to do to process some papers.

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