The Security Service of Ukraine together with the Military Prosecutor of the Central region of Ukraine detained for bribery the head of a department for combating economic crimes in Transcarpathian police.
The police captain demanded from an entrepreneur five thousand dollars for failure to conduct the inspection of budget funds use.
On January 19, the exactor received the first tranche of the bribe in hryvnia equivalent of one thousand US dollars.
In the evening of January 28, the police detained the offender while receiving three thousand dollars – another part of the bribe.
The detainee was notified of being suspected under Part 3 of Art. 368 (receiving undue benefits) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The pretrial investigation continues.
The Security Service of Ukraine asks citizens to report facts of corruption and extortion of undue advantage by officials via the hotline 0-800-501-482.