Rivne region: SBU uncovers corrupt border guard
SBU officers exposed on systematic bribes a senior of a duty shift of the State Border Guard Service unit in Rivne region.
The SBU operatives determined that the border guard set up mechanism for receiving illegal financial gain from foreigners. For the sums ranging from UAH 5,000 to 8,000 (USD 150 to 285) per person the criminal promised not to impede with the person’s border crossing to Ukraine. Money were either given to the official personally or transferred to his bank account.
The SBU documented the fact of receiving UAH 8,000 (USD 285), a regular part of bribe.
At present the criminal was served a notice of suspicion of committing a crime stipulated by under Part 1 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and the issue of choosing a measure of restraint is being settled.
The operation was conducted jointly with the Military Prosecutor’s Office.
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