SBU detains two chiefs of Kharkiv Customs on extortion charges
Kahrkiv Region – The SBU officers jointly with prosecutors detained two mid-level executives of the Kupiansk customs station on bribery charges.
The offenders extorted UDS 400 from a citizen of Ukraine for failure to introduce a vehicle imported from Russia to Ukraine to an internal electronic database.
Law enforcers detained the customs officers while receiving UAH 10.000 of illegal benefit.
Criminal proceedings were initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Both offenders were notified of suspicion.
Urgent investigative actions are under way.
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