SBU exposes a corrupt head of an Odesa Customs Unit
SBU operatives under procedural guidance of the Prosecutor’s Office exposed a corrupt head of one of the Odesa Customs departments.
Law enforcers established that the official organized an illegal scheme and made profit by receiving bribes from the local businessmen for toll-free customs clearance of products transferred to Ukraine through the seaport. The official involved staff of other Customs departments and intermediaries to the corrupt scheme.
SBU operatives documented that the official twice received the illegal profit of USD 1,300. The SBU officers detained the head and an employee of the Customs Office together with their intermediary on their receiving a regular bribe amounting to USD 1,350.
A criminal proceeding was initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The notice of suspicion in committing a crime is being prepared.
The investigations are ongoing.
SBU Press Centre
For the Attention of the SBU Head