In Transcarpathia, a forestry worker was illegally harvesting and selling wood (+ VIDEO)

13 May 2018 11:12  201178730 0180409
In Transcarpathia, a forestry worker was illegally harvesting and selling wood (+ VIDEO)

In Transcarpathia, officials of the state-owned enterprise "Brustury Forestry Enterprise" organized illegal logging and sale of wood - the Ukrinform reported.

This was reported in the statement from the press service of the prosecutor's office in Transcarpathian region.

In the course of the operation, law enforcement officers detained a forest master of the State Enterprise "Brustury Forestry" while he was receiving 63,200 UAH for 38 cubic meters of wood under false documents.

At the moment, the detainee was notified of being suspected under Part 3 of of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (acceptance of a proposal, promise or receipt of an unlawful benefit by an official in a large amount or committed by an official and combined with extortion of unlawful benefit) and was detained in accordance with Article 208 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine. This criminal offense is punishable by deprivation of liberty 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 up to three years, with the confiscation of property.

According to law enforcement officers, in the course of searches on the territory of the State Enterprise "Brustury Forestry," they found and seized more than 500 cubic meters of illegally harvested wood without proper accounting and marking tags with a total value of about UAH 750 thousand.

Tags: Brustury forestry, Transcarpathian Regional Forestry and Nunting Range Administration, Security Service of Ukraine, scam, forest, detention, illegal felling, Transcarpathia, crime

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