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Rivne region: SBU detains organizer of illegal amber mining who tried to bribe SBU officer (video)

Officers the SBU Internal Security Department in cooperation with the Military Prosecutor's Office and the National Police, detained the organizer of the illegal amber mining, who tried to give a bribe to the SBU officer in Rivne region.

The offender proposed USD 2,000 per week to the head of the SBU unit for non-interference in the illicit ‘business’. The officer immediately informed the command chain about the unlawful proposition. 

The SBU operatives detained the offender red-handed in the framework of the initiated criminal proceeding.

During a search in the offender’s residence the law enforcers found over USD 50,000, some unregistered firearms with rounds and an ID of the National Security officer of the National Police with signs of forgery.

The offender was detained under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, the issue of serving a notice of  suspicion in committing the crime stipulated by Part 3 of Article  369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is being decided.

The urgent investigative actions are under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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