Volyn region: SBU exposes a foreigner offering bribe to SBU staff
Officers of SBU Internal Security Department in Volyn region exposed a smuggler on a bribe offer to a member of SBU regional unit for combating corruption and organized crime.
Operatives of the Security Service of Ukraine found that a citizen of a neighboring country who illegally transported cigarettes to the territory of our state offered EUR 26,000 to the SBU officer. For this sum, the foreigner wanted to get back 160 boxes of cigarettes earlier confiscated at Customs (worth almost UAH 2,000,000 (USD 71500)).
Having received the offer the SBU official instantly informed the upper command.
Within the open criminal proceeding law enforcers detained the offender on the attempt to transfer the bribe.
The issue of serving a notice of suspicion to the detainee in committing the crime stipulated by Part 1 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is being decided.
The investigative actions are under way.
The operation was conducted jointly by Volyn SBU Regional Centre, the Police, under the procedural supervision of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office.
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