Zhytomyr: SBU exposes corrupt custom officers
The officers of the SBU Department for Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime exposed corrupt sector head of the Office for Administration of Customs Payments, the head and the senior state inspector a custom post of Zhytomyr Customs of the State Fiscal Service.
SBU operatives established that the officials extorted money from representative of commercial structure dealing with foreign trade, “green light” in customs clearance of goods. SBU officers documented four facts on criminals’ receiving unlawful benefit amounting to USD 600.
Law enforcers detained three officials in accordance with Article 208 of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine at their workplaces on receiving regular part of bribe.
Within the framework of criminal proceeding opened under Part 3 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the issue of serving a notice of suspicion to the suspects is now being decided. Urgent investigative actions are ongoing.
The operation was conducted jointly with the State Bureau of Investigation under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor General’s Office.
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