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SBU uncovers corrupt officer of Odesa Customs Office

SBU officers exposed on systematic bribes a state inspector of Odesa Customs Office post of the State Fiscal Service.

The SBU operatives established that the official organized illegal scheme of receiving money from entrepreneurs engaged in foreign economic activity. For the unlawful benefit, the offender promised fast-track customs clearance of imported vehicles. The cost of “services” varied from USD 650 to USD 850 per vehicle.

The law enforcers detained the official near the workplace on his receiving the next part of bribe amounting UAH 19,000 (USD 714).

The issue of serving a notice of suspicion and choosing a measure of restraint in committing a crime is being decided. In the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the investigative actions on bringing to responsibility other people involved in the illegal activity  are under way.

The measures to expose the offender were conducted Prosecutor’s Office.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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