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Kharkiv region: SBU uncovers corrupt border guard

The SBU officers unveiled officer of Kharkiv Border Guard Unit on receiving a bribe.

The SBU operatives documented that the inspector of the Border Guard Service extorted USD 800 from a resident of Kharkiv region for failure in taking legal action during the excisable goods export to Russia through the border of Ukraine without customs clearance.    

During the investigations at the criminal’s residence place, the law enforcers seized a part of illegally obtained money.

In the framework of criminal proceeding initiated by Part 3 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the border guard was notified of suspicion in committing a crime.

The issues of choosing the detainee a measure of restraint and preparing a motion on dismissal from the official post are being decided.

Urgent investigative actions are ongoing.

The detection operation was conducted jointly with the State Bureau of Investigation in Poltava city and with the assistance of Border Guard Service’s internal security unit, under the procedural guidance of the Military Prosecutor's office of Kharkiv garrison.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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