SBU exposes corrupt officials of customs post in Lviv region
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine within the framework of business protection and counteraction to corruption exposed in Lviv region on systematic bribes two officials of the “Smilnytsia” customs post.
Special service operatives established that customs officers demanded money from entrepreneurs for free moving of goods across the state border. Employees of the SBU documented three facts of receiving various amounts of unlawful benefits by officials.
Law enforcers detained customs officers near the workplace while receiving another bribe.
In the course of authorized investigations in cars of offenders more than eighty thousand hryvnias of cash were detected, legality of origin of which is established. The issue of serving a notice of suspicion to the detainees of committing a crime and choosing a preventive measure is being solved.
Within the framework of initiated criminal proceedings under Part 3 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, investigations are ongoing. Also, information is checked regarding involvement in the illegal activities of other customs post officers.
Measures to expose and detain the offenders were conducted jointly with the investigators of the DBR under the procedural guidance of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine.
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