3 policemen ordered jailed over blackmailing drivers
Traffic police - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Three low-ranking policemen were ordered arrested Wednesday for allegedly bribing and blackmailing drivers in Giza, Youm7 reported.

They will be detained for 4 days pending investigations; their detention should be renewed if investigations found evidence.

The policemen are accused of extorting bribes from drivers in exchange for not issuing traffic violations against them. They were arrested red-handed, according to Youm7.

In February, an officer at the Suez Traffic Administration was ordered jailed over rigging a car license in exchange of a bribe, Youm7 reported

In December, four policemen were ordered jailed pending investigations over bribery, after allegedly threatening undeserved traffic tickets to drivers in Cairo’s upscale district of the Fifth Settlement.

In Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer of Egypt in 2013, the police received 78 percent of respondents’ choice of corrupt/extremely corrupt with 38 percent reported having paid a bribe thereto.


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