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SBU exposes corrupt head of customs post in Ivano-Frankivsk region

Employees of the SBU Main Department for Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime exposed on systemic bribe-taking the head of customs post of Ivano-Frankivsk customs house.

The special operation to block illegal activities was carried out jointly with investigators of the Territorial Administration of the State Bureau of Investigations, located in Kyiv, the Military Prosecutor's Office of the Kiev garrison and internal security of the State Fiscal Service.

SBU operatives established that the official extorted money from local businessmen engaged in foreign economic activities. For various amounts of illegal benefit, offender promised to representatives of commercial structures free customs clearance of imported goods, in particular textiles.

Law enforcers detained the official according to Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine on receiving another bribe amounting to USD 2,500. Earlier the SBU officers documented that customs officer received USD 2000 of improper advantage.

The issue of serving a notice of suspicion to the detainee of committing the crime stipulated by Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and choosing of preventive measure is being resolved.

The urgent investigative actions on establishing and bringing to criminal responsibility other offenders involved in the illegal activities are under way.

 

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