SBU discloses officials of Transcarpathian Customs on abuse over half a million hryvnias
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine disclosed officials of the Transcarpathian Customs of the State Fiscal Service on large-scale abuse of position.
Special service operatives established that customs officials set up a mechanism for obtaining improper advantage from representatives of commercial entities engaged in foreign economic activity. In order to avoid payment of export duty by business entities, officials performed customs clearance of the goods under the other code of Ukrainian classification of goods of foreign economic activity.
According to preliminary estimates, the illegal activity of customs officials caused losses to the state in the amount of about five hundred and forty thousand hryvnias.
Within the framework of criminal proceedings initiated under Part 2 of Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, investigative and operational actions are ongoing to bring to justice other persons involved in.
The detection operation was conducted jointly with the State Bureau of Investigations under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office of Transcarpathian region.
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