SBU exposes corrupt chief of National Police unit
Officers of the SBU Main Department for Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime exposed the deputy chief of the Preventive Activity Department of the National Police Main Directorate in Kyiv city on systematic bribes.
The SBU operatives established that the lieutenant colonel of police organised illegal mechanism for money extortion from citizens. For different amounts of illegal benefit the official illegally assisted in issuing permits for weapons purchase, carrying and possession. The criminal involved his acquaintance as an intermediary to the illegal activity.
SBU operatives documented that the daily ‘profit’ of police officer due to his illegal actions amounted to almost USD 2,000.
The law enforcers detained the deputy chief of the National Police unit and the intermediary in the office, on their receiving regular part of bribe amounting to USD 1,000.
The investigative actions on bringing to the criminal responsibility other persons possibly involved in the unlawful actions in the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are under way.
The operation was conducted jointly with the military Prosecutor’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigations.
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