Prosecutor's office opens a criminal case against customs officers

4 May 2012 12:13  30011254 011592
Prosecutor's office opens a criminal case against customs officers

In late March, at the Chop customs check point “Uzhgorod”, the driver of the car "Audi 100", in which a Transcarpathian was transferring from Hungary through the "green corridor" hidden from declaration 3190 cans of peas and 68 cans of corn estimated at around 365 thousand UAH, didn’t declare the goods, neither did he mention verbally about its presence - informs the deputy prosecutor of the region Vitaly Mukhin.However, in the process of customs control the customs officers of the check point "Uzhgorod" did not transfer the vehicle to the "red corridor", where they were supposed to clear the goods through customs, but abused official position in pursuit of self interest and completed the customs clearance of the car, as if having failed to find hidden goods.

Therefore, on April 28 the regional prosecution launched a criminal investigation into the abuse of the official position by Chop customs officers (Part 3 of Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

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