Prosecutors: because of the criminal activity of Chop customs officials, the state budget lost more than 340,000 UAH

30 April 2014 17:15  3567859 068692
Prosecutors: the state budget lost more than 340,000 UAH

The department of advocacy, counteracting corruption and crime in the transport sector of prosecution office in Transcarpathian region initiated the criminal proceedings on charges of abuse of office (Part 2 of Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and forgery (Part 2 of Art. 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) by officials of the customs post "Mukachevo" of the Chop customs.

The inspection conducted by the prosecutors revealed that while carrying out customs control and customs clearance of the vehicle, which was crossing the state border of Ukraine in the "entry" direction, customs officers under the guise of photo paper in rolls, registered expensive mobile phones that had not been declared and had crossed the border in violation of customs regulations.

Hence, according to customs duty calculation provided by the Chop customs, due to the criminal acts of the customs officers, the state budget of Ukraine lost almost 95,000 UAH, which was to be paid.

The prosecutors initiated another criminal proceeding against employees of the same customs post under the same articles of the Criminal Code (Part 2 of Art. 364 and Part 2 of Art. 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).  This time, because customs officers allowed to import into the territory of our country exepensive appliances disguised as pillows, chairs and cabinets. Because of that, the state budget lost almost 250,000 UAH of customs duties.

Source - Press office of the prosecutors in Transcarpathian region

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