Mykolaiv region: SBU CI Department blocks military goods illegal supply abroad
SBU CI Department officers together with the Prosecutor's Office of Mykolaiv region, with the assistance of the administration of the state enterprise "Zorya" - "Mashproect" blocked stealing from the plant, with subsequent delivery to other countries of gas turbine equipment of military and dual purpose.
Special services operatives established that a local businessman, in collusion with ex-employees of a state-owned enterprise, arranged delivery of equipment to customers in countries of East Asia.
As a result of the authorized searches at the place of residence of the person involved in the proceedings and in the rented by him warehouse, the law-enforcers seized a considerable amount of repair gas turbine equipment. In particular, boiler tubes, turbine blades, components of the fuel equipment of gas turbine engines used in the maintenance and general repair of gas turbine units on Naval Forces ships and gas transmission facilities.
The originals and copies of operating and design documents for the products of the state-owned enterprise, which were supplied on the order of foreign partners, were also detected. The cost of the seized property reaches almost seven million hryvnias according to the preliminary estimation.
Within the framework of criminal proceedings initiated under Art. 333 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, urgent investigative actions are continuing.
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