New catch: a customs officer at the checkpoint "Vylok" was caught on bribe

8 August 2017 22:47  184157708 0159230
New catch: a customs officer at the checkpoint "Vylok" was caught on bribe

New scandal at the customs post "Vylok".

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, investigators of the Prosecutor's Office of Transcarpathian region together with officers of the Economic Crime Department in Transcarpathian region of the National Police, within the framework of an opened criminal proceeding under Part 3 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, documented the receipt of an unlawful benefit - $ 400 - by the head of a department of the customs post "Vylok".

The head of a department of the customs post "Vylok" was detained for extortion of one thousand dollars bribe

The official demanded from a local resident a bribe in amount of 1 thousand dollars for the assistance in unimpeded transportation of spare parts for vehicles to the customs territory of Ukraine.

At present, urgent investigative measures aimed at documenting illegal activities are being taken.

The involvement of other officials of the customs office and the border guard service in this crime is being checked.

The issue of the detention of the customs officer in accordance with Art. 208 of the CCP of Ukraine and notification of suspicion is being checked.

For the commission of this crime, the customs officer faces punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of five to ten years with the deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term of up to three years, with the confiscation of property and special confiscation, the press service of the Prosecutor's Office of Transcarpathian region informs.

Tags: prosecutor's office, Transcarpathian customs, customs officer, customs post "Vylok", bribe

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